After three years of staying home full-time to homeschool my sons, I am starting a new adventure this fall. I have accepted a position teaching early childhood special education in a public school district. I accepted the job in February and have been anxiously awaiting the day when I could finally get into my classroom and start setting up.
Yesterday, the day I'd been waiting for finally arrived. I had been SO excited in the days leading up to Monday. However, as I drove to my new school (about a 25 minute drive), instead of excitement, I found myself suddenly tearing up. I had a long wait in road construction, so I called my husband at home to try to ferret out why I would be SAD on a day I had looked forward to for so long. The only thing I could figure out is that on my first drive to my new job, it finally sank in that I'm ending a chapter and starting a new beginning. While I'm looking forward to the journey ahead, I realize that I am also sad to leave behind my homeschool days with my sons. I know that we are making the best decision as a family, but starting something new is still hard.
Anyway, I am writing this blog to document my new adventure in teaching. I will have a lot more to say here soon, but for now, I have to go write a paper for a college class I'm taking this summer. More about that later too!