Okay you guys … today was a bit emotional for me. It was my last day of work at my school. So sad! We have multiple locations (campuses), but this particular one closed today.
I honestly thought I would be okay. I didn’t think it was going to be hard, but I surprised myself and cried twice today.
I cried once because one of the mom’s when she came to pick up her daughter started crying and I don’t do well when others cry. I am a baby. haha! So when she started crying and said goodbye, I started crying!
Crying around 3:30pm ✔️
Then, later when I said goodbye to the head teacher I have been working with in the Mandarin class I got emotional again. She is one of the sweetest people I know, and I have greatly enjoyed working with her!
Crying around 5:50pm ✔️
As you can see, I took a picture of my first day and my last day haha! I worked with them for just under 2 years. Which I can’t believe! Time flies by sooooo fast!
You all know I have been super stressed with trying to find a job. We have known about the school closing for a few months now, and I have been looking for a job … but with no luck.
You all know I am at that point in my life where I am wanting or thinking about doing something different. To learn something new. Get some new experience.
Well today, with all the crazy emotions and saying goodbye to everyone, God did bless me with a small miracle. I just had to be patient, and wait until the very last day.
For the next few weeks I will be helping out one of our parents whose child doesn’t start her new school until August. Which means I will be able to make some money until August. What does this mean? It means I have a little bit more time to find a job!
I am so grateful for this parent and for her willingness to let me help, and for trusting me to help take care of her daughter. It will be nice to be able to spend more time with her – and not say goodbye yet.
I don’t really know why God decided to give me this opportunity. I don’t know that I deserve it. I don’t feel that I have done anything extraordinary to receive this blessing, but I am so grateful for it.
I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to work at such an amazing school.
I came to know some really special people there. I made some really good friends, and I learned so much from all of them.
It is amazing how much you grow to love the children you work with. I have a special place in my heart for each one of them. I am definitely going to miss all the hugs, and laughter, and silly things the children said to me every day.
I definitely will not miss the potty training haha! Props to you parents who deal with that every day. It’s a lot of work to potty train your children.
You would think that after some time you would get used to it … but man. I can tell you that after 2 years of doing this at this school, I still occasionally gag. (Is that normal? haha!).
I will say that I am a pro at changing a child’s diaper while they are standing up instead of laying down …
New talent ✔️
Is that something I can put on my resume? Just kidding! (but really, can I? hahahah) 😉
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher … is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist” – Maria Montessori
Children are amazing. We can learn so much from them. They are SO forgiving. Like have you ever seen a child hit or push another child? Or take their toy away? They get so sad or so upset, but then 1 minute later they are back playing with that child, or giving hugs, or laughing together.
That may not seem like a big deal to you, but to a child their toy car means THE WORLD to them. And if someone takes it away, they hurt! It would be like someone taking your phone away. Or running away with your wallet. Would you easily forgive that person?
Well a child does!
It is so beautiful!!!
I have learned so much from these children. How to appreciate the little things in life. Like the simplicity and beauty of a flower. Or how they get excited over an ant, or a bird flying by.
How they randomly tell you “I love you” and give you hugs or kiss your leg for no reason at all other than to show appreciation.
“The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life” – Maria Montessori
It’s sad to think that these children won’t remember me years down the road. But that’s okay. I will remember them and the impact they had on my life. I hope they grow up to do amazing things, because I know they are all capable of it.
To those I worked with who may be reading this, I want to say thank you. Thank you for being a friend, for showing support and for being an example to me. I wish you all the best in your next journey.