May 20, 2012

Enjoy Life

That was my mantra for today...
Sunflower from Seventeen Hundred Seeds


It's hard for me to stop and focus on the positive in life. I have so much going on that I can finally share... 

The last day of school is coming up. I have 9 days left of contract time and 8 days left with my students.  I will not be teaching art at my school next year. Actually, I have no idea what I will be doing, but I am more excited than I am scared. Someone asked me the other day if I would take the job again, knowing what I know now... What I know now doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. I have learned so much and grown as a professional and as a person. I have met so many great kids! More than 600 came to my room every week! They are funny, fearless, creative, and sweet. Yes, it's been difficult to teach art with a $0 budget, lukewarm support, and some discipline problems. I think that may be normal. I know I will miss my students and job so much, but it's time to move on. It's a bittersweet time. And, yes! I would absolutely take this job again! I am exhausted. I need a mental and physical break, but I have no regrets. 

I am getting married in 3 weeks! I am excited and nervous, but looking forward to wrapping up the tiny details and having the party of a lifetime with my partner, my best friend. He's smart, amazing, kind, dedicated, everything I could have ever wished and hoped for. He's the right person, exactly what I need, and he makes me want to be a better person. He truly is Mr. Wonderful in every sense of the word. I would follow him anywhere, and I will. This summer we will move to Belgium... again.





























Summer is coming. The days are getting longer, the temperature is rising - it's getting HOT in Dallas. New adventures are to be had. Am I ready? In someways, yes. In someways, no. But, ready or not... it's coming. All I can do is hold tight and enjoy life.

5 comments:

Kylie said...

So happy to see you blogging again! I've just arrived in Cusco yesterday and am getting things up and running. You may have inspired me to revive my photo blog when things calm down!

Love you!

Lydia said...

I would love for you to revive your blog! I will if you will. Miss you Dr.! xoxo

Sandy said...

Wow...60 skirts. Wondering why you started collecting them in the first place, what you had in mind.

Congrats on getting married. Texas vs Bulgaria/Belgium...gees, I need to scroll back and look again....what a huge change of life. Hope that goes well.

Enjoying some blog walking this morning and hope you'll swing by for a visit, the welcome mats always out.

Sandy said...

Belgium....that should give you lots to blog about.

Lydia said...

Thanks Sandy! I think I will have lots to blog about. I checked out your blog, you are one busy lady! Keep it up! Thanks for stopping by. :)