Today was the last official day on the school calendar. Technically it’s already the next day because I’ve got some strange will power to stay awake unreasonably late on a stormy non-school week night…but as I haven’t gone to bed yet, it’s still Tuesday night. While we were recognizing years of service and retirement in an all-staff program/assembly today, I couldn’t help but wonder how fixed I’ll ever be in a community. Some of those teachers began their teaching careers in this district and remained for 30 some years. All sorts of thoughts ran through my head; will I be committed to one district long enough for even a 10-year tenure? I can’t imagine actually retiring at this point…will I be so inclined into my upper years? I was assured that the first 10 years go fast. With 10% of that taken care of, it’s a case of “I’ll take your word for it”. I have a feeling enough living will fit within the next 9 years to hasten the passing of the decade.
I watched the second installment of Anne of Green Gables tonight. I love stories anyway, but there were moments of total empathy for Anne’s character…her first day at the Ladies’ College in particular. If my hair were red, it might have been a picture of some of my teachable moments (though I was the teacher, it was I who learned the most). Last night we celebrated the conclusion of classes with Ramona and Beezus, which is a fabulous take on the life and mind of 7 year old Ramona Quimby, as originally written by Beverly Cleary. I loved the family elements of the film.
Well, my summertime resolve is weak in its newness. I cannot stay up so fashionably late after all…ha. Vanity.
Grace to you, and Peace,