Life Changes

I see I haven’t been around for a few weeks.  At least not since Mother’s Day.  No, I haven’t fallen off the face of Earth.  I just haven’t been motivated to do much stamping lately.  I really haven’t been motivated to do much of anything for that matter.  But that is going to change.

School ended this past week along with my teaching career.  I am now officially a RETIRED teacher.  But that doesn’t mean I have given up on my desire to teach/mentor young people.  I am sure I will either be a substitute teacher or work part-time in a classroom somewhere.  After all, I am of the baby boom generation and everything I read about it says baby boomers are “redefining” retirement.  I have even considered applying for a part-time job at Starbuck’s,  but I would never bring home any money!  LOL!  The past week has been emotional to say the least, but I realize I have navigated other major life changes… the birth of my children, my divorce, the death of a parent…I will manage with this one also.  And if I must say so myself…I will thrive!

I have many interests other than work.  If you are reading this post, you know one of them is stamping.  Another is drama/acting.  I’ve always wanted to do that again.  I did a lot of it when I was in college a million years ago.  I tried my hand at stand up comedy locally.  That was awhile ago before I entered education.  I guess you could say that I didn’t really give it up when I moved into the classroom.  There were many days when I felt like a stand up comedian in front of my students.  Writing is also something I’ve always dreamed of doing.  I’d like to write a book, but I am not sure what it would be about. Maybe I will call it Confessions of a Middle School Teacher.  🙂  We’ll see…time will tell, and it looks like I will have plenty of it.  Maybe even enough to do TWO posts a week!

To go along with life changes, I’ve created this graduation card.  I hope you like it.  I’ve used some new stuff on it.

Congrats Grad

Until next time…Happy Stamping!