I painted our logo on the back gym wall several years ago. We are the East Clinton Pioneers. Go pioneers!
I had a cabinet brought in to hold recess games and portfolio worksheets and a friend painted a locker theme on the doors, including a jersey with my name on it! Hopefully the next teacher will not notice it's my name!
Here is a picture of the gym where the equipment is stored. I have the other half of the equipment stored in my office so the floors can be waxed over the summer.
Eight and a half years of teaching are in these crates.
I'm officially retired. Last Friday was my last day of school and employment. I have been waiting and planning for this day for almost two years. The one thing I wasn't planning on was the feeling of loss that I would experience when I turned in my keys and walked out for the last time as a PE teacher. I was fine until I turned my keys over to my principal. Tears of joy and sadness were shed. East Clinton has been my home away from home for so many years. The way I have felt the past week caught me totally off guard. I haven't like doing anything. I didn't even check my email, blog or participate in my on-line scrappin' class, things I do on a daily basis! The last couple of days have been feeling better and I'm shaking off this "funk" I'm feeling. I have never doubted this is what I needed to do, but this grieving period was not planned! It never crossed my mind!
I am very excited in my new role as a full-time mom. With ten hours added back to my day, I look forward to de-cluttering my house and establishing and keeping order in the home. I also look forward to going grocery shopping during the day (instead of cramming it into a Saturday),staying on top of the laundry, having time to prepare and actually cook dinner for my family (on a daily basis!)and actaully having time to scrapbook are just a few things I plan on doing first! But the most important thing I'm going to focus on and enjoy in my "retirement" is my family.
I'm finally moving towards owning my own painting company, after wanting one of almost 25 years. I've been gaining experience of painting for others for years, which I've truly enjoyed. I'm back in school, earning another degree, but this time in Business. By having the knowledge of the behind the scenes in business, I feel I'll have a greater advantage in direction I'm headed. I look forward to overcoming obstacles and moving toward my goal of being a successful business owner. The purpose of the blog is to track my progress, from overcoming my fears, to tracking my successes.