That's Annie reflected in the rear view mirror as we waited for her bus this morning. While I certainly could make this a post reflecting on the passing of time and my kids growing up, the end of another school year and such, I find myself reflecting on my imminent job change. I was there at the bus stop in my jeep ready to race off to work a bit early so I could maximize my last days at work, training my replacement. I'm writing this on the eve of my last day at the job I've held for five and a half years. It was the part time job that appeared at exactly the right time while our family transitioned from a homeschooling family to a building school family. What I used to affectionately call my "rinky dink" part time job became anything but that - growing steadily in responsibilities as well as in my heart. I will always be proud of the work I've done in this position and I certainly will always remember the nearly fifty volunteer firefighters whom my administrative efforts supported. I will forever be grateful for the lessons I've learned here. I am leaving this job in good and capable hands. And, while I am most absolutely replaceable, I do hope that I am thought of from time to time and remembered as that often smiling, sometimes funny, always "trying to do her best" gal who worked her tail off and her heart out for the volunteer firefighters in Woodbridge.
My next steps will now lead me back to teaching, a deep passion. I will be taking my spot on an amazing kindergarten team at the end of this summer spent home with my family (so happy!). My past sets like a beautiful sun and my future is so bright I have to wear shades.