Three days ago, I locked the door to my classroom for the last time. This year, it’s not simply for the hiatus of summer vacation, but a step, once again, into the complete unknown. —
After five years, my time at JES is the most rooted I’ve ever been professionally. But what is life without the opportunity to shake it up and see where the pieces fall? —
I have long flirted with the outdoor world; scampering up peaks, playing on ropes courses, and this winter, skiing up a storm. Yet my time in the outdoors has simply been where I could squeeze it in; secondary to work and making ends meet. —
Two years ago, @mootzpootz and I began saving for a house. But this year, we began to wonder “what if”. What if instead of buying a house, we made a wildly different choice instead?
So we bought a @yakimaracks rooftop tent, I opted out of re-signing my contract, Eric took a six month leave, and we have only a rough idea where the next half year may lead. —
Today though, I’m thinking about JES. How I charged into my final day with a packed To Do list, hugged tearful kids, chatted with co-workers. But when the final announcement reminded teachers to be sure kids had packed their report cards, I welled up and was hit with all the feels. An important reminder to take time. Breathe. Feel. Be present. Cry when you need to cry. Laugh as much as you can. —
Thankful for five years alongside incredible colleagues, families, and students. . . .
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