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.