Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer break started for Allison!

Today is my first day of summer vacation! It brought mixed emotions. My school provided me with many things this year - challenging students, new learning, lots of change. Yesterday as I pulled away I felt like I was hit with a truck. I find comfort in my job, the people I work with and the kids. I'm leaving this for something that is new and different, and while I'm so excited to be doing it, that first step away from my comfort zone was hard. No feelings of regret or wanting to change my mind, just overwhelmed by the unknown. I'm remembering that my therapist friend at school told me there would be something wrong with me if I wasn't nervous :)

I'm also remembering these:
"To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all." - Peter McWilliams
"Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content." - Lewis L'Armour

In other news we just got back from getting our first Hep. A shot and typhoid pills. Apparently they aren't doing flu shots anymore so we'll have to get that when we get to Taiwan where it is flu season year round.

1 comment:

  1. It's scary when things are unknown, but remember what you DO know. You'll be together, and you're going to learn, grow and have great stories for your children and grandchildren, and friends and family.