Last week I got a message letting me know that I need to remove all my stuff from my classroom. They'll be needing the space this fall. It's final...and it sure feels that way.
I'm a mess when it comes to my emotions. Anxiety is high, tears have been shed, feelings of anger and resentment resurface. I miss my friends. I miss teaching. I miss the old Jen.
I'm surprised I feel this way because I do not want to work right now. I really though I was over this! I like being home with toddler Leila. I know this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, literally. I like my stay-at-home mom lifestyle. I like the new Jen.
I am on a different path, headed in a different direction, than I pictured for myself, and that's alright.
It's okay to be glad that I'm not working.
It is perfectly fine to be a stay-at-home mom, and not love it or hate it.
It's okay to be happy.