I leave in 80 days. I have my plane ticket information, my class schedule and I have discussed plans with my colleagues. I am so excited. I really am. But you know the adage, you don't know what you have until it's gone? Well I kind of wish people told me how awesome they thought I was before I decided to leave.
I feel like I have a lot of doors open in DPS and when I leave they will all close. I didn't know I had multiple doors though. I'm not saying that I would stay because Durham is awesome, just saying, it's nice to know that people respect me as an educator. I have amazing friends, and I knew they were amazing, but I didn't know how much I needed them. My MGC crew has carried me and I wouldn't be where I am today without them. Much to their hatred, the strength they gave me is part of why I know I can leave, and come back and still have my people. They know what I mean by this. Having so much family across the US I knew that going a year without seeing them wouldn't be "new" for me...but when your family is bigger now than it used to be I worry about losing pieces. I consider my DVT people-family. The people I work with, the guests that visit us, they have supported me and have truly become more family for me. I worry that I will lose them.
Facebook, Skype, Facetime, will keep me in touch. People will read my blog and feel like they know what I'm up to-I'll read status' and find who is engaged, pregnant and has other news. But then there are things...
Do you have a happy place? A place where you feel completely comfortable, safe and peaceful. It may be your parent's house, where you grew up and had family dinners. While I love my fam-this isn't it for me. Maybe it's your car, driving down a country road with the windows down, blasting country music. That is such a relaxing time for me-but I do have a bit of a car phobia. My happy place is Elon. It is where I became an adult, first in my early 20's, and now again, in my
I won't miss that damn movie though...or The Notebook. Nicholas Sparks is totally ruining my CHB reputation.