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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Well it is that special time of year again, Thanksgiving, and I have to say that I'm thankful for the long weekend attached to it.  I know, I know, I should be thinking of all the great things in my life and blah blah blah, but really I'm thankful for the long weekend.  It's going to be a break that some of my students really need and I know I need it too.  I did go into school yesterday, but I needed that time without students. 

I woke up this morning at 5:30 and it took a long time to get back to sleep.  While I was laying there, I started to think about people in my life that have come and gone.  Friends that I have collected, held close and then over time have let go of.  I believe that people come into your life for a reason.  Some stick around for ever and some only for a short time.  In my travels I have met some really fantastic people and for a few years there is an effort made to keep in contact and involved in each others lives.  Then one day I realize that I haven't heard from them in a while and am sad.  On another day I may come across a photo of them and realize that I haven't heard from them in a really long time and I didn't notice.  I usually make an effort to reconnect, but after a few tries I let it die.  If there is no back and forth, then to me there is no relationship.  I am not one of these people on FB that collect "friends".  Periodically, I go through my list of "friends" and decide if I really want them to have continued access to my life.  When I decide no, I kick them off.  I feel like they've already kicked me off, so they won't even notice.  It is sad sometimes, but time and life move on.  I am very fortunate to have a wonderful group of friends now.  I had thought in the beginning that FSJ was a wasteland, but I have made strong connections with some women that are fabulous.  Looking back at my  connection with them, it was mostly through my last position in Special Ed.  One of them is a teacher that I had to work closely with and the others hold specialist positions in the district.   I also met one through scrapbooking as funny as it sounds.  She too will be joining the ranks of teachers come December.  It's nice because they all can relate to my job as a teacher working with children, but we all have a different perspective.  It can lead to interesting conversations.  I am thankful for these women in my life. 

1 comment:

  1. Jenn, I too am thankful for you. But right now, I am mostly thankful for a day off tomorrow :) We NEED together soon. Maybe one night this week or next just for a tea?

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