Well the first week of the new year is coming to an end and boy is it cold out there! I have made a lot of new changes in the last year, a new job, going back to school, and enjoying life. It is all still an adjustment for me and I sure do miss the kids at school. I knew I would miss them but I never dreamed it would be this much. I have been with my youngest sons group for several years through elementary and jr high school, I have witnessed them grow into a great group of young adults.
This is some of the kids that got to go to BETA National Convention in Washington, DC this summer. My monster is included in this group, I am proud of the hard work they did to get there.
My new job is in a small business office where there are no kids....that's right no kids. I enjoy the quiet sometimes, but most often I find myself missing the crazy curiosity of the kids. You will never know the joys and sometimes horrors of kids like you do when working at school with them. I do enjoy my new job, I am working with a good group of people who have made me feel very welcome. And do I dare say I feel grown up?
Talking about growing up I turned 40 this year and it hasn't really bothered me except I also went back to school and at my age it isn't that easy!!! I should have tried harder in when I was in high school that is for sure. I am trying very hard now that's for sure. It helps that I understand how important an education is now more than ever.
I just wanted to drop a few lines to let everyone know I am still here chugging along, just a little slower as the time goes by, but still going. I hope you all are having a great year so far also.