Preparing for Travel

It is with unsure footsteps that I begin this journey of becoming a blogger.  I have an open ended ticket with the destination unknown, but excitement for this trip is urging me on.

I have been a teacher for 32 years. Twenty-six of those years I spent as a Special Educator.  I then moved on to Fourth Grade and that lead to my placement now as a Second Grade Teacher.  I have discovered that Second Grade is where I’ve always belonged!  The children accept me as I am (wacky), still love learning, and laugh at my jokes.  I receive precious love letters, gifts of feathers, rocks, and shells, and one-of-a-kind pieces of art regularly.  It doesn’t get much better than that!  It has been a privilege and blessing (most days) to spend time with my students. I have come to a place though, where I am ready for a change.  With much prayer and thought, I have decided that this will be my final year as a classroom teacher and I will retire in June.  The thought of retirement stirs feelings of fear, excitement, sadness, and relief.  There is a churning in my soul, however,  that prompts me to move on to this next leg of my journey.  It is my hope that I can share with you stories from my classroom and the lessons I learn on my jaunt through life.  Pack your bags and hold on!  Adventure awaits!

8 thoughts on “Preparing for Travel

  1. Rachelle Craig

    I am so glad that Diana shared your blog post with our group yesterday! I thought I subscribed to your blog months afo, when I met you online. Now, I know for sure, that I am subscribed! 🙂 I look forward to reading more from you! I have started blogging as well, and will share my link below. Hope all is well with you and your family! ❤

  2. Pam Waybright

    I have finally found the time to read your blog and as usual, you never cease to amaze me. I look forward to reading more.

  3. Dawn

    What a blessing you’ve been to us that have had the joy of working with you at NFES! You will be missed so much, but what exciting things await you! (At least we know you’ll still come see us!) Love reading your inspiring thoughts, and always look forward to the next one.

  4. Marianne Clone

    You have made a huge difference in so many lives. You are so kind, thoughtful and loving. Enjoy and cherish your last days! The good thing is you can visit your pals and kids. Love reading your thoughts


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