Hello everybody! Longtime no chat! I have been so caught up in all the different things of my life I am just barely getting a chance to sit down and actually get caught up on my internet life. I just finished up loads of packages tonight. FINALLY. I didn't realize how much I rely on my free time for blogging and emailing people. My last few weeks of work were so full of activities and emotions, I was exhausted by the time I came home and would end up parked on the couch.
As some of you know, I am not returning to my job at the elementary school after this summer. I won't bore you all with the details of why (I am not being fired or anything) but I am so incredibly bummed about it. In a nutshell, our school district is dumb. I absolutely loved that job and those kids. And my co-workers became some of my most trusted friends and some people to really look to for guidance. I learned more about life in my short time of working there than I did in my entire college career and the children taught me just as much as I taught them.
I am not really sure what is next for me in life as far as a job, but I still have so much happiness in my life that I am trying not to get too bummed out about it. But that last week was spent crying everyday after work and on the last day we all cried (I was not the only one to not be coming back).
The night before the last day, I made this painting for the school as my gift to them for giving me such a wonderful opportunity. I wanted to leave them with something cute and whimsical and that represented me. So of course, I had to include my yeti. I am not sure how the pirate/adventure theme culminated, but somehow this was the end result. I found the quote online and loved it and I think I have just been wanting to do a pirate ship for awhile:)
Even though I am still really heart-broken over this whole thing, the overwhelming feeling I have is still happiness. I am so grateful for my time there, even though it was so short. The whole experience had a profound effect on me and who knows...maybe a miracle will occur and I will get to go back next fall. If not, I know I will still find something great! And who cares right now...because I am getting married very soon!