Quitting Teaching

May 24, 2019

It’s official. I’m no longer a teacher. I should be skipping down the street, singing at the top of my lungs, and cheersing with a glass of champagne. But I’m not. Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy. Very happy. But I’m also sad. This year was difficult because of sickness, taking care of two young kids, a very rambunctious and loud group of 6th graders, the pressures of getting my students to perform, and personal needs. I thought with all of those obligations and and my overall done-ness with teaching, that I would be running out of my school and never looking back. But I’m not.

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Leaving a Career

I’m sad to be leaving a career I was so happy and excited to start 6 years ago. I’m sad to be leaving coworkers that I genuinely consider my friends. I’m sad to be leaving students who were excited to be in my class next year but obviously won’t. I’m sad and nervous to not have an income. That whole things called daycare is expensive. I’m also sick. Again. Not pneumonia, thank god, but still not myself. So, to say I’m emotional is an understatement.

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A bit broken

Even though taking time for myself is a difficult concept to accept, I know I need to. I need to take time to sit on the couch, cuddle my dog, and watch my favorite shows. I need to stop and breathe. I need to enjoy what I have and not feel the need to go-go-go.

Because right now I feel a bit broken. I’ll be whole again. Probably sooner rather than later. And then I’ll be ready to dive head first into the next phase of life – The Truthful Take. But before then, I need to fill my soul with love, good food, and sleep. Lots of sleep.


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