Goodbye summer, hello back to school.
Goodbye free time to work on this blog.
Hello to 50 hour work weeks as a teacher.
Goodbye to actually seeing friends and family.
Hello my silly, fun, creative, intelligent 11 and 12 year olds.
Goodbye being tan.
Hello pale (er, fair) skin.
Goodbye daydreaming in a field up in the beautiful Alpine mountains (see picture above)
Hello to leaves starting to fall off the trees and colder air.
Goodbye to spending hours and hours with Saylor puppy.
Hello to watching her freak out after a long day of work when I walk in the day.
Goodbye to fun traveling and awesome adventures.
Hello to teaching and loving my students.
Goodbye to naps in the sunshine.
Hello to naps in my bed :)
Goodbye to avoiding church because of traveling.
Hello to a new calling: Mia maid advisor.
Goodbye to long HOT summer hikes,
Hello to perfect, crisp air to walk right now!
Goodbye to socializing with people my own age.
Hello to pretty much socializing with 11/12 year old students all day and 14/15 girls on weekends :)
Goodbye to long phone calls while driving.
Hello to quick check-ins.
Hello to co-ed softball, choir, my calling and other extra curricular activities!
Goodbye to my big 1200 square foot apartment.
Hello to cuddling up in our teeny apartment now that we love :)
Goodbye summer baseball,
I know some of this sounds pretty negative, but it's not. There is something so exciting about a new school year, bonding with my students and really getting to know them. With my crazy schedule, and a lot of new changes, it's just a transition. Transitions are good.
Happy Back to School!