Today is my last day of work. The students got out yesterday, so my only jobs are cleaning and organizing my office, saying goodbye to my fellow staff, and eating a free PTO lunch - not bad for a day's work. The plan is to head out after lunch and get some shopping in before I use up my last day of daycare.
The last two weeks have been super busy. My goal was to see every one of my clients (I have 30+) during these two weeks for closure and I made it, but just barely. Tuesday I saw 10 kids for therapy sessions - 10! I went to all of their grade level ceremonies and class parties. I got all of my paperwork in order for the summer. And today is my day of rest!
You know, I really do like working in a school. There've been plenty of times that I've considered other venues, and I've definitely had a few "unpleasant" school experiences, but I've found a great niche here and I don't think I could part with the school schedule. We still haven't fully decided what will happen when we have a second child, but every day I lean more towards returning to work. It has it's pros and cons, of course, but mostly I'm afraid of giving up the good thing I have going and then not being able to find it again when I do decide to go back. And, I love the breaks. I love the excitement and anticipation you can feel throughout the building all of May, especially today. Everyone is relaxed, and happy. The halls are quiet, except for the teachers laughing - you can't help but be in a good mood on the last day of the year!