Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bittersweetness At Its Best

Today I did something I never thought I'd do; 
I packed up all my teaching goodies to give to a friend. 

There's no telling how many hours I've spent compiling all this material on everything from Of Mice and Men to Hamlet. I feel like I'm handing over the past nine or so years of my life in four milk crates and two boxes. 

The funny part? 

I'm so happy to do it even though part of me just wants to cry. 
Moving on and letting go is never easy, but I can say with confidence that I'm not supposed to teach any more. 
With that in mind, holding on this stuff when someone else could use would be nothing more than selfish, right? 

And for those of you who are wondering what exactly is up next for me.....great question. If you know for sure, please share. I know what I'd LIKE to do, but I'm waiting on a 'for sure' and a 'you're hired'. When I know, you'll know. Promise. 

Until then, I'll just focus on the smile that my friend is sure to have when I hand over my teaching treasures on Saturday. 

Here's hoping your Thursday is the best one yet. And if you've ordered a t-shirt, my order has been placed, and they should be in soon. Get excited. 


  1. Hey girl! Would love to order some hair bands! I have been wanting to try those! Do I need to add shipping???

  2. I feel bittersweet about this too! I'm proud of you and am looking forward to see what the next months will bring.

  3. I am unbelievably grateful! I will put it all to good use. I have already been looking through it!


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