Sorry, I've been off line for a while and I think I'll be off line for the next couple of weeks.
My life has exploded in an array of both good and bad.
I've started a new novel, although admittedly it's taking a long to time get into it. Hopeful my word war with Holly will keep me motivated.
I've also started taking dance classes, which are super fun but a time vampire.
Happiest of all, I've completely fallen in love with my husband all over again. After being together for over decade, I recently woke up and realized exactly why I love him. So I've been trying to spend a lot more time with him instead of on the internet.
On the more tragic side, my grandmother passed away a month ago. It was a beautiful and peaceful death, but she was a private person and out of respect for her I've opted from blogging about it.
Most recently, one of my students suddenly passed away. He was an eighth grader and I taught him in seventh grade. The unspoken rule of being a teacher is you will attend at least one funeral for a student within your career.
Sometimes it feels like there aren't enough successes in my profession. Sometimes it feels like there are so many changes coming from people who don't understand children at all.
Sometimes you have to bury the student who sat in the third row.
It's easy to get overwhelmed and depressed.
Despite all the "sometimes," I ALWAYS have amazing students. I am constantly reminded that the world is a better place because my students will make the future better.
My heart and prayers go out to the student's family and all my students' families who are facing this highly personal tragedy.
With all the emotional stuff, I need a little blog break.
But I'll be back with witty and snarky things to say. Eventually. I miss you guys.
Enjoy your summer.