It is always difficult to say goodbye. I never liked saying it out loud as the instant I feel that I will be leaving a place or someone behind, the tears flood to my eyes and they start falling down my cheeks as rivers.
Today is my last day at my current school and I am finding it difficult to hold back my tears. I know that the past two years have not been the easiest of rides but it sure was a great learning experience and I have learned so much from so many people, from the students and teachers I work with to the ground staff who help clean my classroom.
I will be starting a new page at a big new school with new systems, teachers and students in two weeks. Everything will be new and I know that I will look back at the two years that I have had at my current school and miss its coziness and atmosphere. I will miss the lovely students, the dedicated teachers and the friendly ground staff. I am grateful for the lessons they all taught me.
People build connections and it is difficult to know that there is a slight chance that I will never see those people again. Try as I might to meet up with them from time to time it never compares to seeing them everyday.
I remember once receiving this email about people coming into your life… in summary it went like this…. whether they come in for a minute, week, month or year, they did that for a reason…
I truly believe that… I believe that every person whom I came in contact with these past two years have come into my life for a reason and if I took the time to think of it, I will figure out why they did so and what they taught me in the process.
One thing for sure though… I know that one of these lessons is that I should always hold my reactions and wait for some time before writing an email or giving my opinion. I need to let my emotions settle before saying anything… I need to think about how I feel… think about the situation when I am calm, composed and my emotions are not raging. This way, I will be able to look at a situation from different angles and then make a rational judgment.
I am leaving this school with some tears in my eyes but a big smile on my face hoping that my next school will offer me similar connections and learning opportunities !