I know that happy and sad are waaaaaay overused. After all, I teach 5th grade! Those are like their two favorite words. However, I am having very mixed emotions right now and I really am feeling both happy and sad.
I'm happy that I was able to get a part-time position that will both allow me to be home with Caleb and Abby some and keep my insurance.
I'm sad that I had to say goodbye to a wonderful staff today. My school is special. Seriously special.
I'm happy that I will get to make my own schedule and that I will have the flexibility to take Abby to her many appointments.
I'm sad that I will not be working directly with kids very often. I'm definitely miss that.
I'm happy that I don't have to do lesson plans when I have to be out.
I'm sad that I won't be teaching 5th grade with some wonderful ladies next year. I really loved 5th grade and all its craziness!
I'm happy that I'll get to be Mom some of the time and go to special school functions with Caleb that I missed out on this year.
I'm sad that I won't be at his school when he goes to Kindergarten.
I'm happy that I'll be able to volunteer in his Kindergarten class!! (in 2 years)
I'm sad that I won't have the community and sense of belonging that being at a school brings.
I'm happy to have a bit of the stress relieved from going full time.
I'm sad that I won't be just 1.7 miles away from my school anymore.
I'm happy to work with my friend Beckie again. I've missed her and think she's a great teacher!
Turmoil! I'm in turmoil! I know I'll get better, and I'm hoping to meet with my supervisor sometime soon in order to really understand my job description....but right now, it's all very bittersweet.
I have many "Lessons From LEO" that I'll be taking with me. I'll miss ya'll!