Friday, May 31, 2013

The One With New Beginnings

Yesterday was my last day at HG.

The past week has been hard.  I said good-bye to several students on Friday.  I love all my students.  They become my kids when they enter my classroom.  But there are a few who seem to worm their way a little deeper in my heart.  

I'm not going to lie.  There was some ugly crying going on.  I had two students write me the sweetest letters. They told me I was like a mom to them.  


Everything I did yesterday made me think about how it was the last time...

Last time I would pull into the HG parking lot.

Last time I would unlock my classroom door.

Last time I would turn out my classroom lights.

I had to find things to keep me busy all day.  Whenever I would stop and thinking about leaving I would cry.  

I did not want to ugly cry in front of my coworkers.

I have been blessed working at HG more than I could ever put into words.  For the past six years I have worked for the BEST principal and with some of the greatest coworkers.   One of those coworkers became my best friend.  The first real best friend - other than my husband- that I've had in a LONG time.

Saying goodbye to her yesterday was hard.  Very hard.  It was a quick hug and then jump into cars and speed away before the ugly crying started.  

Though I'm feeling completely lost knowing my time at HG is over, I'm also excited about the future.

It's new beginnings.  A new school, new students, new friends.  None of which will replace what I have now.  But new beginnings that will continue to grow me as a teacher and a person.

As part of the celebration of new beginnings, I have a new look here on the blog.  Faith did an excellent job. I absolutely love it.

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