Sunday, March 30, 2014

New Moon Aspects

This evening will be the second new moon in March with the first being on Mach first. All new moons bring energy for beginning. This one is an Aries new moon which is a powerful time for reinventing yourself. So if you have some new adventure you want to leap into, now is a good time to do so. Aries is also the element of fire so it brings with it a boost of energy. This energy can propel you forward in your endeavors.

The new moon sets the tone for the moth ahead. You can use it to assist you in meditation and planning.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Don't Regret

Don't regret.....good advice. Sometimes we look at age in a skewed way. I always say that while I don't like the aches and pains (both physical and psychological) of growing's better than the alternative, which is...dying young.  There's still much to do in life and while some days are better than others overall life is good!

Reality is a construct that we seldom question. We should. We are truly the creators of our own reality. As we believe, so shall it become.  Believe great things because life holds them. Question the wrongs but don't allow them to seep into your reality. Move past them into the life you want to construct.

I can't wait to BLOOM.....I hope those of you that read Ginger's Journey will continue to and walk along with me on this journey of retirement and see the adventures that await.

Friday, March 28, 2014

50 Days, Contracts, and the Countdown

So today I pulled down the number 50.....which means next week I'm in the 40s. Now for those of you counting down the school year too....this also includes 6 extra contract days so don't was really day 44 for you!

They also handed out contracts at the middle school today. I didn't get one. Bittersweet. I know that I'm ready to retire and looking forward to it but every once in a while a little melancholy sneaks in. contract.

I'm not going to look back. There have been tons of good times and some bad too. Ahead of me I am going to concentrate on my writing, both blogging and finishing the book I started. I also have home projects, travel, and just relaxing lined up to fill my days. Filling my days won't be hard but I know there are people that I will miss seeing on a daily basis. And honestly some that I will be happy to NOT see. Just being honest because I believe in being "real" not fake. In fact the fake people are the ones I won't miss. And soon I will be able to say.......

Monday, March 10, 2014

Last Year: Snow Days, Summatives, and Socials

I haven't been writing much about this the last year lately. I feel like I'm in a time warp. Time is going fast and slow at the same time. The snow days of January, February, and yes even one in March certainly threw off the rhythm of the year. I've been a little melancholy of late, nothing terrible, just lots of memories of lots of years in this job. I also have a sense of really how little my leaving will affect the overall school community. I don't really mean that as a downer comment, just simply to point out that I am a dinosaur.

The building I work in has very few people that have traveled this journey with me. Really only two or three. Everyone else has been in education less than ten years! I don't have "collective memories" with many of these people. There is not the bond that exists when one travels a road with others, fights the same fights, cries the same tears, celebrates the same successes. I will fade into the night, the new year will start and I will then be in another universe or perhaps a different dimension of time. Perhaps that is how it should be.

My word for 2014 is CELEBRATE...and that is what I shall do. There are many endeavors, adventures, and opportunities that I am looking forward to in retirement. I might actually get to finish writing that book I started oh so long ago. I'll be blogging more, creating more art, traveling more, reading more, and in general just doing more of what I love! I have several home projects that I am anxious to start on.

I supervised my last social on February 27th and boy what a social it was! That was a milestone I was glad to mark off my list. Some student behavior was less than ideal. I've also marked off some other LASTS.....

****last fifth grade registration classes (for incoming 6th graders)
****last sixth grade registration classes (for incoming 7th graders)
****last social (as stated earlier)
****last summative evaluation (why bother right? but the process goes forward no matter what)

All those snow days sort of made me feel like this sign....which way to go?  I was like a plane in a holding pattern. Hopefully the snow is behind us and spring is ahead. I find it ironic that I am waiting so impatiently for spring. Then what am I going to do? Head out on an Alaska cruise back into the cold....LOL. My first great adventure after retirement.

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