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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Transitions and Transformations.

For twenty years I was a daughter.
Then a wife.
And seven years later, I added mother.
And then teacher.
And five years ago, grandma.

I had my meeting with the STRS representative.  She went through everything I needed to know to decide whether to retire at the end of this teaching year.


I will be 66.
I will begin a year-long Masteryear celebration.
Of me.

I realize, this will be the first time that I will add
to the list of Me.

I've realized that for most of my life, I have not seen myself as SELF.  Only in relation to others.

I've been doing the work to bring my SELF out.
I like her.

It's our time to play.

1 comment:

Sue said...

I was off an entire school year (last year) after my mom passed away. It is a long story as to why I had the whole year off. I wanted to let you know that it was a complete treat to have time to myself. You will love being retired--you have earned it.