Friday was my last day at work. Retirement papers are filled out and ready to submit. I have some tentative options for part time work in August, but I won’t know for sure until later this week. I am holding off on sending in the paperwork until I know I can have some income in addition to my paltry state retirement. (I am not complaining. I am very fortunate to have this small retirement. I would never have had anything if I had not come to New Mexico to work about 7 years ago.) If I can’t arrange this part time work, I will have to look for something more full time. And that doesn’t sound like fun.
This year has been a really difficult one for me and for almost everyone else at school. I will miss the kids and the other teachers, but I really don’t think next year is going to be any better. So it was time to leave. I am tired and need a break.