Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Changes...

Change is hard. And lately, I've been drowning in a sea of it. Now that all of the people in real life know, I can finally share what has been going on the past few months here on the blog.

They say that the best things in life come from doing things that scare you. If that's the case my life is about to freakin' explode. Talking about it on the blog today...:

The first major change was dropped like a bomb on me in the middle of November. While sitting with my sister & mom, pleasantly crafting at the country house, my mom suddenly announced that she & my dad were moving to Washington D.C. Now, I've dealt with them moving before, but last time they were moving 3 hours away from us. This time, it's 7. That's a lot. And if you have read my blog for any length of time, you know how important my parents are to me. It's been a lot to process. 

Now that I'm adjusted to the idea, I'm happy for them. Living in New York is cold. My uncle lives in Richmond, about two hours from the house they've purchased. My kids will get to experience one of my favorite cities on a regular basis. And my dad will be able to golf year round. I think it's going to be a great move for them, and I can't wait to visit the new house for Easter. 

That alone was enough change for a season, but two weeks ago I found out that I'm leaving the school I teach at. I'll be moving from our middle school to an elementary building. It's an involuntary transfer, which basically means I was bumped out because of seniority. It's been a hard pill to swallow because I'm actually not the least senior special education teacher in our building, I'm the least senior special education teacher in the building who has the certifications to move to elementary. So basically, two people who have been here for half as long as I have get to stay & I have to leave. That sounds bitter as I type it, but I really love my building. My best friends work here & I'm extremely involved in extracurricular activities. It's going to be really hard to leave in June. 

Over break, I was able to take a step back & really think about the positives in the situation though. I still get to stay with one of my favorite bosses. I love teaching elementary school & will have a lot of opportunities to do "fun" stuff that isn't age appropriate for middle schoolers. I'll have bulletin boards, classroom themes, and field trips to look forward to. I'm definitely in a better place about it now. 

So, yeah, a lot is changing. It's going to be a wild year for our family. We'll just take it one step at a time. 

1 comment:

  1. Change is always hard but it can also be a huge blessing in disguise - you've got this! I moved 9 hours away from my parents last year and it was definitely hard but totally doable. It just makes your time together that much better.

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