Hooray! It’s our last day of school! Unfortunately my summer doesn’t start until next Wednesday since teachers have a work-day next Tuesday, but I still feel like a celebration is in order!
Because I made it.
I made it through my first year at a new school.
I made it through first year as a Working Mom.
I made it through my last year as a first grade teacher.
I remember sobbing as I wrote A New Chapter last year on July 31st. It was my final day at home with Annabelle before returning to the world of education. I thought it was going to be SO difficult going back to work – but I actually fell back into the groove rather quickly. Sure, saying goodbye to my daughter every morning was tough in the beginning. So was pumping three times a day. Learning how to balance work life and mom life and regular life was challenging and there were days when I regretted going back to work.
But I did it.
And I am SO proud of myself.
This year couldn’t have went any better. My students were AMAZING and because of them – I fell in love with teaching again. Their parents were caring, friendly, and appreciative. I was blessed with an incredible administration and a loving faculty whom have become my family. Next week I’ll say so-long to my school and hello to summer!
Oh and next school year, I am embarking on a new journey called THIRD GRADE.