It's December 20 and my day is totally open. I woke up far earlier than I needed to but am still in my pajamas. It's a good time to muse about the past and the future.
Yesterday I called Human Resources to see why I had heard nothing about my resignation letter. It was not found even though I sent an email and a hard copy. Fortunately, my supervisor had the original email and she re-sent it. That still didn't do the trick. I needed to say "retire" not "resign." Now I know that. However, I plan to retire just once so will not be able to learn from this experience!
Today's SB Tribune had a flyer in it that read "Celebrate Life to It's Fullest." My immediate thought was to use it with my students as a great example of a very public but common error. But I have no students anymore! What a waste!
This week I looked at Jim's agenda for church council. The "vision" for our church is to be more involved right in our neighborhood. It occurred to me that we could have a GED (TASC) class for our neighbors in Hickory Village, a large apartment complex across the street. This would give me an opportunity to teach a class but without the need to ask for time off from a school corporation. If we had child care, we could eliminate the two main barriers for attendance--transportation and child care. I won't present it to anyone just yet, but the idea has possibilities. It also has problems--sharing space is always difficult. I don't know how this kind of pop-up class is thought of by the school corporation but there are other "community partners" that do such classes.
I am amazingly at peace with this very big change in my life. I am thankful for the years I have had to be of service to others and to earn a good living. I am eager for the opportunities that may present themselves. I pray for God to lead me in the right paths!