I’ve been sucked into the vortex of craziness known as teacher preplanning (the week before the kids start the new school year where teachers sit in meetings and get their rooms ready for the first day of school). It’s like Christmas in that I know it comes every year, but somehow I’m never fully prepared. This year is especially bittersweet as many of my friends have moved on to other positions, new adventures and exciting opportunities. I had hoped to join their ranks this year, but ’twas not my time.
I took a few moments between website and email distribution list updates for my school to peruse blogs of teacher friends I haven’t talked to in a while. One quit her job to go volunteer in Haiti for a year. That really took a leap of faith, but she looks so genuinely happy in the pictures she posted. You can’t help but just *know* this was the right step for her to take. Another friend looked positively radiant as she talked about her pet rescue activities this summer whenever we had lunch. That is truly her calling and I hope the opportunity she’s currently exploring works out for her. I get that same glint in my eye when I talk about sewing machines, quilting and textiles. That’s one reason I started my business.
I love libraries and they’ve been a huge part of my life for the past fourteen years. I’m merely ready to move my career in a different direction…and surely there has to be a way to combine my interests into a new opportunity pour moi.