Stefani's most-fantastical-reads book montage

Crooked Kingdom
Six of Crows
Yellow Brick War
The Wicked Will Rise
Charm & Strange
Their Fractured Light
These Broken Stars
Big Little Lies
I'll Be There
Red Queen

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

School's out for summer!!

No more lectures, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks! (Or something along those lines...)

What a year it's been... I started the school year on bed rest and had Addison three weeks after school started. I took as much maternity leave as we could afford and started my year just after Thanksgiving break. It was awful being away from Addi - the first day back I cried and cried and seriously considered quitting my job. But it got easier (slowly) and as I got back into the swing of things I even started to enjoy my job again. I'm not going to lie and say this year was a piece of cake - I struggled with learning to balance mommyhood and being a professional, I struggled with not getting the year off to the start I would have preferred, with not having enough time to cover everything I needed and wanted to, and with students who didn't want to meet me halfway in their education process. I said goodbye to some of my favorite kids (I know, teachers aren't supposed to have favorites, but I do.) and will be saying goodbye to my principal today. I'm going into the summer not knowing who my boss will be, what I'll be teaching, or what the next year holds for me but I go into it also knowing that this was the hardest year EVER and I survived. Now I get two and a half months to spend with my daughter and hubby, to work on my Masters, and to (hopefully) get a tan - if the sun ever decides to show up here in Washington!
Happy Summer!!

If you want so see other pictures from our last few days of school go here.


  1. Congrats! You're done! SAHM for 2.5 HOLLA!! :) :) :)

  2. ::raises roof::

    Woot, woot!!! =]


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