Heading home for winter break– I can’t lie–was something I was looking forward too. I was excited to see my family, friends, and of course my dog. Sometimes a phone call just isn’t enough, so I was excited to get all my monthly servings of hugs and kisses I’ve been missing. Oh and how can I forget, I was real eager to get ALL my missed servings of that east coast seafood that I had been dreaming about. Yet mid way through my vacation I must say I was missing Decorah. It’s now my second home, my home away from home, my…well you get it.
I missed my schools, the children, my coworkers, and the routine I’ve come accustomed to here. Though January has not been to kind to that routine. The past two weeks have been filled with cancellations and delays. The two words “snow day” used to send me jumping up and down in excitement, happier than ever. Yet now its left me pretty bummed and my screen time is at its max. Its like mother nature is playing games with me. And if so it may be for the best. Not being able to go to my schools has given me extra time to plan, plan, plan, and really think about my goals for the rest of this year. I’m not sure if I’ve ever missed work as much as I do now. It has also given me the realization of how much I enjoy working with kids. It’s what truly makes me happy at the end of the day. So bring it on January, but when spring rolls around I’ll have my game face on for sure.