These last days have been so unexpected. I got things done I didn’t expect to do. I did not accomplish all I wanted to which frustrated me. It seems that now that the major big things are done the rest seem inconsequential. I am in a weird state of flux.
I was so pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the retirement party. I am not one who likes being in the spotlight. It felt good to be roasted though. The talents of my staff never cease to amaze me. The kindness from all those around me was unexpected. I guess it is just not my normal to be lavished in that manner.
I continue to work on cleaning out my classroom. I have always been on the lookout for supplies to create labs and now to discard unused paraphernalia is unexpectedly difficult. I have organized seventeen chapters worth of materials. I am shocked with all I have accumulated. I have cleaned out all 16+ drawers already. I have yet to finish cleaning my science storage room. It has been a little unexpected how some people are trying to stake a claim on my supplies. But as I firmly believe, it is not my problem anymore.
I wrote thank you cards tonight and I was unexpectedly emotional. I shall miss these people and the time I have spent with them. I have enjoyed sharing my lessons, my baking, and my Jewish traditions with them. It meant a lot to me to have them say they will miss these things also.
I am now in a state of calm about finishing lessons. I am in a state of stress to clean everything out. I am in a state of excitement for June 1st. I am in a mellow state facing retirement.