Monday, February 23, 2009

Today I turned in my intent to return, or I guess my intent "not" to return to school next year. It was really hard! I had been going back and forth, tossing around the idea of maybe putting "yes" just in case something happened with the baby, or in case my mind changed... But, in the end, I was honest and just said "no" to returning next year. I struggled so much because this is a really big deal! Teaching has been my life for the past 5 years... yes, I'm excited to stay home next fall and I'm sure I'll be busy with two, but it is hard to think about not being in the classroom. No, I'm not giving it up for forever. I know I'll teach again down the road, but it will be a big adjustment for me. And today I kinda felt like I was signing my life away, or giving up something I will really miss. I do feel like I'm doing the right thing, though, and I know I won't regret being able to spend every day with my kids.
I had our dance team banquet tonight, so the season is officially over :( Addie had her second babysitter tonight and she did great! It probably had something to do with the amazing babysitter she had though!
Brandt is in Texas again this week, but is coming home Wednesday. Then not much travel in the near future. We've almost made it!!!

7 comments:

natalie eve said...

Quitting is hard, isn't it? I was just months away from being with my job for 10 years! WHAT?! But you'll love being home with Addie & "Brady" (hehehehehe) and on the days you don't (and they happen) you get that amazing babysitter and go on a date with your boy. I've said it before, wish we lived closer so we could have playdates. :) Love you, hon! xoxox

Brandt said...

Brady?!? I do love Tom Brady... it's growing on me as I type.

natalie eve said...

It was in a dream I had. Weird, right?

Brandt said...

Oh that's right... I remember that story now. You never know...

Coombes said...

Wow Steph. A new chapter has begun. I am excited and hopeful that we will see more of each other since you will be home. We'll have to have lots of playdates. :)

Phylee said...

I want to have playdates! I guess that would require living closer and having a child. Sigh. Anyway, praying for yall. Miss you!

Stephanie Balvin said...

Steph, it's just for a season. Look at me, I am back in the classroom after 4 years off, it's possible and I am so thankful I was home for those first couple years- they are priceless, (HARD) but so worth it! Call me if you ever need to cry, talk, vent or anything.