Linking up with the divine Lisa-Jo for our Friday five minutes of fun.
This week's word is....change.
What a time of year to be writing about change.
My life changes gears entirely at this exact point each year. From the lazy summer days of reading, naps, catching up with friends and planning castles in the air, I return to the everyday rhythm of school year life, with all its pros and cons.
The joy of seeing students again, smiles wide and faces tan after a summer spent in the sun. The sadness of the 6 o'clock alarm; or even worse the 5.30 am alarm. The joy of new books, new ideas, new plans. The sadness of, "I'm sorry, I can't - late meeting." The joy of seeing friends and colleagues again. The sadness of three little kitty faces as I say goodbye in the morning, never enough time to play as much as they'd like (i.e. all day!). The joy of helping children to learn, truly one of the greatest gifts. The sadness of the ker-thunk, ker-thunk, ker-thunk of the early morning tube train.
The joys outweigh the sorrows, but as with any change, it's bittersweet.
As much as I love school and I'm very excited for the start of the year....I'm also counting the days until October break!*
* 50 days!