Tears streamed down my cheeks as I walked out of the building today. Even the right decision has it's downside. For the last 10 years, I have been a School Counselor here. I have worked with the best kids and staff and really feel fortunate to have found my home here. But what I will miss the most is not the job itself, but the people. My friends. Our weekly lunches, they way they support me, the laughs (oh the laughs)...I'll miss it all. This decision was a year in the making and it wasn't taken lightly. Right now is the time for my family. And if I'm lucky, one day when they are grown, there might be a place for me again as a counselor. But this time in my life is for bandaging boo boos, walking my little to school, being there for them, for the good, the tough and everything in between. And my husband, my beautifully perfect, amazingly supportive, giving, incredible husband. This is for us too. Less time managing a family in the moments between dinner and bedtime.... more time smiling laughing and enjoying each other. I can't promise there won't be some laundry or folding from time to time, or a dishwasher that needs emptied, but I can promise that you and the boys come first. Thank you for this gift. I U.
It truly is a labor of love each day to search for just the right image(s)...the ones that represent our daily lives...edit them, organize them, write about them. What a wonderful experience and an amazing amount of growth this year for me. It has been a great journey but one I am not jumping into again just yet. I am going to take a breather, let the dust settle and let inspiration find me and lead me to my next project. For now, I will continue to post about our lives but only when I feel it.