Throwback Thursday

My motivation is lacking today. I have achieved exactly, well, nothing. OK, I guess that’s not totally true. I did make this fun little mood board for my future office/guest bedroom.

yellow and gray

And before you tell me that the lamp doesn’t go, I know. I just couldn’t find one that I liked, but I want something silvery with crystals—kind of chandelier-esque, but in lamp form. Yeah, google didn’t know what I meant, either.

Anywho, I’m off to have dinner with my parents and grandparents tonight before my GP’s head to Florida for the winter. In the interest of sharing something, I decided to forgo Therapy Thursday for Throwback Thursday.

Oh yes, one of the joys of unpacking is going through all of your old crap. I found an old external hard drive that had a bunch of old pictures on it, so . . . here ya go!

Of all the pics I went through, I came across pictures of my first classroom that made me a little nostalgic. It was so cute! I miss that school!

My First Classroom 001My First Classroom 003

I loved the friends I taught with at this school. They are all still there doing an amazing job! They were absolutely fantastic to work with.

Here we are at a co-worker’s wedding last summer.

cross creek crew

They really are just the greatest!!! Anyway, back to the classroom . . .

My First Classroom 002My First Classroom 004

I taught 7th grade Language Arts, plus Leadership, Media & Broadcasting (the kids did a school newscast!), and Study Skills.

My First Classroom 005My First Classroom 007

It was a tiny school—only 75 kids per grade level, K-8—and it was great to be able to get to know every kid. And sort of great to get to know their parents. Winking smile

My First Classroom 008My First Classroom 011

If I could have made it work for me to stay there, I think I would probably still be teaching!

My First Classroom 009My First Classroom 006

I also had quite a few pictures of my students, which I’m not going to post here for what I hope are obvious reasons! They were the best bunch of kids—smart and polite and fun! I give a lot of credit to their parents and also the teachers in that school for creating an environment that set high expectations. The kids definitely rose to the challenge! Unfortunately for me, I was teaching in a much different environment in Virginia, and I didn’t enjoy it quite as much.

My First Classroom 012My First Classroom 013

I do miss teaching sometimes, but I know that for my financial independence, and let’s face it, sanity, the job I’m doing is a much better fit for me in the long term. Fun to reminisce, though!

I’m sure the fact that I’m struggling a bit with changes right now makes everything I’ve left behind seem a whole lot shinier. Or maybe I can just appreciate it more now. At any rate,  I do feel like I’m settling in a little bit, and I’m sure that once I get my workspace set up this weekend, I’ll be in much better shape to get into a new routine.

Are you good at transitions or do like to have meltdowns like me? Winking smile

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4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday

  1. bubblymel says:

    Love the mood board! I normally hold it together pretty well but sometimes when I take too much on I kinda melt down, I normally become a bit of a bitch and snap at anyone who comes within 5 feet! So I try not to let that happen too often!

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