Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's Real.....

Today I filled this out. It's the first time it's felt REAL. 

At one of the schools where I used to teach, the preference sheet had a blank where you could check "I plan to retire at the end of the ________ school year." I always wanted to check that box.

But then what would my statement have said?

I don't know how binding these documents are. The school district doesn't HAVE to offer you a position just because you get one of these forms. And I think January is a little early to ask most people to declare their intentions for the next school year.

But this person?

Not so much.

I had tears in my eyes as I filled out this form. But believe me, they were tears of JOY. 

Not that I hate my job. I'm not miserable, homicidal (most days), suicidal, disgusted, burnt out, angry, or frustrated. At least no more than 99% of the rest of the teachers in the nation.
I'm just ready.

And now it's real.


The girl said...

Way to go! Reward yourself with a trip further south where it feels like summer!

Evil Pixie said...

Woo-who! I bet you're thinking the final day can't arrive fast enough! :)

DJan said...

Congratulations! This is big! :-)

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Julie said...

I totally understand about the "tears of joy". Congratulations on a well deserved retirement.