Thursday, July 1, 2010

clarity

I am quitting my job. The storm that has been brewing inside my head and making me uneasy has quieted now and I woke up this morning and realized what I need to do. I've been wanting to start my own little school for quite a while now. The teaching position I took last November was just supposed to be a temporary thing. Just finishing out the year in a class that had already seen two teachers leave. But, even though I took small baby steps towards opening my own school, I didn't really put enough time or energy into it. I just realized that if I don't do this now (finally), I probably won't ever do it. And the first step is to quit my job. Even though it's hard knowing that I might not be teaching in the fall. I love that line in the Mary Oliver poem : What will you do with your one wild and precious life? I think it's going to be my mantra for a while.

7 comments:

Ms. Jessi said...

Good for you, Kat! Clarity and relief are one of the most amazing things to feel. I know I don't know you, but through reading your posts, I know you will be great at running your own school. You have a passion, go with it! :)

Steve and Stella said...

Go for it!!!!! You will do great!

Jen said...

woohoo;)

Kat said...

thanks :)

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Wow! I love a decisive woman!! Best wishes with your adventure - I look forward to following your progress!

The Sunshine Crew said...

Best wishes with your new adventure!
Best wishes with running your own school. When you get it up and running, hope that you will send me a link to your schools; website, as I would love to see how it turns out for you.How exciting! Am sure that you will do a great job! I will have to live vicariously through you, as that is initially what i wanted to do...but for now, we are just doing the homeschooling routine, so I guess to some extent I am running my own school:)
Happy summer,
Colleen

Kat said...

Thanks Deborah and Colleen, I'll be posting updates on my progress. Right now I'm looking for a building - a long and difficult process! Colleen, good luck with home schooling!