Some days it's hard to bounce.

I'm having a hard time bouncing back from this one, my friends; a very, very hard time.

But I'm working on it.  

Now, where did I put that smile? 


Mrs BC said...

Big hugs to you. Change is hard, especially after 28 years. It doesn't matter how many times you call if 'adventure' or 'opportunity' it's still scary and hard. But .....it really is an adventure, and an opportunity, so don't let fear and anger ruin it for you. This change might turn out to be great!

Mrs. E said...

Oh, friend. Your life is being shaken to the roots. I'm so sorry. And yet, I know you have the attitude to embrace this change and will be a blessing to your new school. Life's twists and turns seem like they try to knock our legs out from under us sometimes, but some of us will army crawl--clawing our way to a better place. You can do this. And you can do it with your sense of humor and your love of children and your work in tact. This new school may be the best thing that ever happened to you--and I'm pretty sure you will be the best thing that ever happened to them!

Joanne Noragon said...

From a long time reader and infrequent commenter: go do it. We're only in the present and moving to the future. And, especially, don't give them the satisfaction. It helps keep you from sufferng. Just do it.

Expat mum said...

I'm a firm believer that when things like this happen, you realize about 6-12 months later that it was a good thing. Something will come out of it that will make you think it was meant to be.
In the mean time however, I am heartbroken for you. Big changes like this don't sit well with most people.

lisahgolden said...

You can handle this change with your usual grace and humor. Does that make it easy?

Hell no.

But my confidence in you is not misplaced. You never fail to amaze me with your approach to things.


That gentleman's lady said...

Hugs to you Vodka.

Some are harder to bounce back from than others, but bounce back, you will


luckeyfrog said...

As much as you want to embrace it and love it, sometimes you have a right to be mad awhile. You've dealt with a lot lately- from the big to the little- and there is no reason why you shouldn't be a little mad at the universe.

But, that said... the new school will be lucky to have you, and hopefully, they'll be just what you need. Just so happens the fresh start you're embarking on is going to be a little fresher than you realized!

It will all work out for the best, but know that it is perfectly okay to struggle with this. (Especially because moving classrooms is a... well, it's not fun.)

Thinking of you, and wishing that it's not long at all before you find the reason you're there!

Brian Miller said...

you will be just fine...you have what it takes...you have shown that already...

and just think we can swap stories next year...i co-taught today...scary...smiles...

booksandcandy said...

Thinking of you! I hate change.

Do you need help moving we could all have a moving party !!!

Gigi said...

Have you checked in the pantry or the junk drawer for that smile? That seems where most everything that was lost in this house ends up.

Sweetie. I know it's hard. And no one expects you to be HAPPY about being made to move when it wasn't your choice. But as the others have said before me, you will get there and you will bring all that fabulousity that is you. They will love you and appreciate what a special gift they were given.

Jessica j said...

question: isn't it last hired, first fired? Why would they move an established teacher? I know that you said you'd be able to handle the change better but I also know that "the man" doesn't make decisions based on spirit. Were there problems and this was the best way to resolve them while still allowing you to have a job??

Comment: change is great, fun, scary, blah, blah, blah... it can also SUCK. You seem to have a life a lot like my own. I could find a hundred dollar bill on the floor but, before I can celebrate, the car will break and cost two hundred.

I can relate to feeling like WHY ME????? And I also fluctuate between "because I'm AWESOME and can do ANYTHING" and "because life HATES ME!!!" It seems like you are feeling all of those emotions. I can't offer a solution (believe me, I'd love to know the answer myself!) but I can tell you that you are not alone, someone always has it worse, but screw them because this is your time to whine, you are strong, you CAN handle anything, but dammit how many times are you gonna have to prove that?!!

jessica j said...

Who knows, this change may not even be for YOU. Maybe there is a little girl or boy who needs a teacher like you next year. Maybe there is a mom who will take something you say and carry it with her when she needs it most.
Sometimes we never find out why, but I think there's always a reason.

Japolina said...

Change is so scary. I would say something new agey like "everything happens for a reason" and that is true but right now, sorry this is so sucky for you. sucky, sucky sucky. Hang in there vodka mom.

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

some days are more of a thud than a bounce. i love you!

Anonymous said...

An old friend of mine and I have a mantra. "Change is good...forced change ends up better". You watch...next year this time you'll be raving about your new spot.

FYI..I wish my kids had had more teachers like you

Vodka Mom said...

I'm done whining. DONE DONE DONE.

And I am so ready.....

thanks to you all.

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