Friday, May 26, 2006

Crossing over Jordan

Well, I wondered what the final day or days would be like. It turns out that my overwhelming feeling was relief. It's always a bit nervous on the last day anyway, not knowing if these kids - who are not worthy of much trust - have some tricks up their collective sleeves. But everything went smoothly.

Of course, a number of teachers were so kind and gracious in their comments to me. But at my school, I'm somewhat a victim of my personality. I'm a very private person there...I don't go to after-school parties and I don't go drinking with the guys on Friday afternoon. Also, there has been such a turnover at Hood that I either don't know or barely know many of the staff members. My closest faculty friends have generally retired.

So now the fun begins! More time with Carole. No more weekends with stacks and stacks of papers to grade. And, more time to be a servant. One immediate retirement goal I have is to use my extra time doing things for people. If I can accomplish that, my retirement will be fulfilling and successful.


Heather said...

Congrats on many long, hard years of work making a difference as an educator. I believe your work is not in vain. You never know who all you've touched in your 36 years. Now, relax and take it easy. You deserve it.

Brett and Jenny Perkins said...

I got some things you could do.


Blake Perkins said...

Come mow my grass