Last year started off pretty slow and painful for me due to a horseback riding accident, but taught me how strong I was, that people are genuinely good, and you should take nothing for granted. February brought the loss of Gabby my chihuahua which makes me feel very sad, I thought we would retire together. News soon spread that I was retiring from teaching which I knew was the right decision. As stated in Paul Coelho’s Alchemist , “Dreams make life interesting, when you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”
My last days of teaching at a school I spent my whole adult life at was very satisfying. I hope I inspired people to always finish strong and at the top of their field. Most importantly, that time is moving very quickly and life is always a matter of waiting for the right time to act, but don’t wait for the perfect time because it will never come.
Well, now life is different and sometimes so full I don’t know how I managed to do all the things I did with a full time job. Dogsitting keeps me busy and I feel blessed how that all worked out. Once again, when you want something you can achieve it. I spend a lot more time outdoors these days. I always loved summer but I don’t think I ever fully appreciated the beauty of the season of fall before this year. I love planning trips because it’s always good to have something to look forward to. I’m forever browsing sites looking for new adventures.
So here’s to my new life. Month and a half into the new year and a new decade and I have to say this was the best January in a long time. I went on a vacation with my daughter in January for the first time in my life, and I was sure to make day 1 of the vacation the day I would have to return after winter break. I go to the gym most mornings, and do other things when I want to, or not. I don’t stress over the weather report and having to commute on the Belt Parkway because NYC schools hardly ever get snow days. I don’t spend my nights writing lesson plans and I watch dogs when I want to or not. I still tend to have about ten tabs open in my brain and still need to learn how to slow down and relax.
I have many things planned for this year and look forward to and believe the best is yet to come in my new life!