Today was my last day at work. It was hard to say good-bye to my co-workers and to my students. I will miss them all a lot.
We were talking today, though, about another teacher who left July 5th. It seems like years ago that he left! I know that my co-workers — and probably the students — will adjust to my departure. And, of course, as I get started in my new job, it will be better for me, too. It’s only this actual moment of separation that is hard.
I’ve done this a million times before in my life. This time seems harder, though. Maybe because there is still so much unsettled. Where will I live? When will our house in Portales be finished so we can rent it? It all seems a little hopeless right now.
But Monday I start my new job. Everything will be new and shiny for a while at least. And hopefully it won’t be long before my husband and I are settled somewhere in the Albuquerque area. Then life can begin to get back to normal.