First Quarter is Done & So Am I

I can't believe I am saying this, but the first quarter ended, and so did I.  It's a big change and a big announcement, but at the end of first quarter I took a leave of absence and walked out of my classroom.

My husband and I packed up most of my stuff and brought it home, I finalized my report cards, chose my winners for the first quarter awards, and then quietly walked away from teaching.  It felt weird but heavenly.  I have been battling almost daily migraines this school year, as well as an overwhelming lack of confidence and desire to be in my classroom.  I find this odd because of the wonderful summer I had prior to this school year.  I was the most relaxed and rejuvenated I have ever felt going back into the classroom.  I was preparing as I had back in my early years by doing cutesy stuff for the kids, buying new posters, etc.  Yet within a couple weeks of school starting it was gone, the mojo had faded and been replaced with something else.

So instead, we're tightening our financial belts and I am taking a quarter to get healthy and decide what I want/need to do.  I'm seeing my doctors, exploring nature and taking lots of pictures, and creating work for my TpT store.  I'm one of those people who always worries about the money and the finances, and we're only a week in, but I'm loving every minute of it. :)

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