It’s done. I’m officially retired from education. My last day was Wednesday, but I volunteered the final two days to maintain the continuity for my students. My feelings about the whole situation are more complex than I’d anticipated.
The job is difficult, with rough kids and an Administration who bullies and abuses teachers. Leaving to write full-time is a dream come true. But having identified as a teacher for so long, it’s a little weird. I’m sure I’ll find my way.
Mixed emotions aside, I’m still in celebration mode. Which brings us to tonight’s serenade, Uptown Funk. I love this performance from Saturday Night Live.
Hope you’re enjoying this summer weekend. I know, it’s not officially summer yet, but the pace is slower, the days are longer, we’re cooking more outside and less inside, and vacation beckons. Hug those you love and have a happy Saturday night!