Friday, May 23, 2008

And Just Like That, It's Finished

Today officially marks the end of the school groups chapter of my life. Sure, I'll be at my job for another month, but in all reality, today means I am pretty much done. This doesn't mean I'll just sit around, by any means (I'll still work, Liz, I promise!), but my major responsibility has been finished, and now it is just tying up loose ends. It's kind of strange and a little unsettling. After doing something for 2 1/2 years, it becomes familiar and the possibility of something unknown becomes more real as the reality as you know it ends. As I end my time at my job, I am happy and can't wait to be rid of it. At the same time, it is the beginning of a new job for someone else and they are probably kind of excited (I know I was). I am beginning grad school and can hardly wait. But at the same time, those that just graduated are so glad it is over. And so it goes I am sure through all of life. Everything is a time of new beginnings and at the same time an ending somewhere else. I kept thinking all spring, this is going to be the last time I do school groups, I better appreciate it because I know I'll miss it on some level come next fall. However, before I knew it, I was helping the last students practice their spinning with the buddy spindles and sending them to lunch. And then I was done and it was a little uneventful. Although, with the end of school groups I do get to reclaim some of my life back. There are things I'm sure not going to miss, to be sure, but on the whole, it has been quite the time and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

1 comment:

Kellie said...

Life is so interesting. It's always strange when your life is changing completely, when you feel the drama, the excitement, the nervousness... but, then, all around you are people that are still going about their routines. The students have no idea that it is your last time doing this. They are just going through their day, the last days of school. Life goes on for everyone else. Sometimes you wish there was a big parade or a trumpet to mark the changes that are coming in your own life, but more often, change comes quietly and simply. And the change is usually much more ordinary than all of the anxiousness preceding it. But that is that. I'm excited for you. One chapter closed. Another one about to come. I'm sure it will be a good one.