Eight years ago, I began my teaching journey. This week, I push pause on this adventure.
The End of an Era
I haven’t been sure how to write about this; since the lock down it hasn’t really sunk in, but this week I am finishing grading and packing up my classroom for a while as I move to the equally admirable and possibly more challenging job of stay-at-home mom.
The decision wasn’t easy. I taught three days a week this school year to give me more flexibility with our kiddos, but it was just too difficult to keep up with my students, my family, my church, and keep our household running smoothly.
Spartacus is turning 6 soon and starting kindergarten this fall. Little Miss is 3, and our little bruiser Scoober Doo is almost one. With Hubster now in full-time ministry as a pastor, teacher, and chaplain, we can financially make the shift to me at home.
We have a lot our plate right now I want to blog about. I’m hoping to find some more time to return to writing, and to explore some other side hustles (including my Teachers Pay Teachers store). I look forward to getting our house a little less crazy, and to be able to say yes more to my kids instead of saying, “After I finish this essay” or “After I send this email.” I want to volunteer at my kids’ schools, and maybe get involved in some things I haven’t been able to before.
In any case, hELArious Lizzy isn’t going anywhere, even though I’ve been a little off the grid this last year (dude, having three kids is crazy!) and even if I’m not technically employed as the English/Language Arts teacher that inspired the blog name.
Stay safe, stay healthy, wash your hands. It’s not the end of an era maybe, but more of a fork in the road.