I’m not sure how long this quote will hold true for me, but for now it is.
If you had told me two years ago that today I’d be NOT starting another school year this year, I wouldn’t have believed you. This year though, it’s official.
My resignation was ratified at one of the last school board meetings, I’m officially no longer a teacher.
I mean, let’s get honest. A part of me will always be a teacher. When I see those back-to-school posts by my teacher friends, they’ll pull at my heart a little. When I see those 165 days of school down, still another 15 days of school to go, how the heck are we going to do it posts, they’ll make me smile because I’ll be reminded of years of thinking the same thing. When I see those last day of school posts, they’ll make me remember all the feelings, happy & sad, of another year in the books.
But, I’m not a teacher anymore. I’m a content manager. A marketer. A social media strategist. A part of something that started out small & is growing oh, so big.
My days aren’t measured in 180 anymore. I don’t have the same kind of firsts & lasts I once had. & long gone are leisure summer breaks. But if you asked me today if I saw myself doing anything different now, my answer? No way.
So here’s to all my teacher friends, the ones I’ll always share a little part of myself with…happy back-to-school! But always remember, you’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be. Whether it means a new job entirely, a new grade, a new school…the skies the limit!