Retirement Q & A

 

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I get the question all the time, “Do you miss teaching school?”  I get caught off guard when asked EVERY SINGLE TIME!

So, I thought I would try and answer that question through a blog post the best way I could…..through a Q & A?!

Q:  Do you miss teaching?

A:  Yes and no.

Q:  What do you miss the most?

A:  The children, my friends and co-workers and a tight schedule.

Q:  What do you miss the least?

A:  The 5 a.m. wake-up call, lesson plans, and freezing rain carpool lines!

Q:  How have you transitioned to your new career?

A:  I actually started transitioning about this time last year by beginning to take on some afternoon fitness classes. So, it has actually been quite an easy transition.

Q: How has your daily schedule changed?

A:  Wow!  Well, from day-to-day I am teaching and subbing different classes.  Some days I teach 3-4 classes.  I have to keep my planner handy at all times for this reason.  Some classes might be in the morning, some in the evening, both or even back-to-back.

I do much, much more laundry!

Q:  Has Nola missed school, too?

A:  I can’t really tell, but I bet she does.  Whenever neighborhood children come by to see her, she just loves it!!

Q:  What else has changed?

A:  I am spending a lot less money on clothes, makeup and hair.  I only need one pair of shoes and a workout outfit now, except for outings and church of course.

I get to go have lunch during the day with friends and family. I especially enjoy catching up with Hayley at lunch once a week.

Q:  Anything else you would like to add?

A:  I don’t know how working mothers do it.  Especially being single.  I have a whole new respect for them now.  I guess I did it when I was younger, but at least I had a lot of help with Rourke and family.

Being at home more doing the day has given me more time to get household chores done that I would not necessarily would have been able to do.  That has been nice.

Where it used to be so gratifying seeing a child learn, now it is so fulfilling see an adult improve their body, their mental being and way of life.  I love that!

All-in-all, I had a wonderful experience in the classroom, but now I am enjoying a new chapter in my life.

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

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2 thoughts on “Retirement Q & A

  1. I admire you so much! As much as I miss you every day at school… I’m happy for your new adventure. You will always be one of my greatest friends! I love you!

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