I’m slightly obsessed with the end of the world. How can you not be with funny tweets(including my brother’s Bro’s Pope tweet)and three possible dates in the last two years(check out my musings on the last two finales-that-never-were,And I feel fine! and Baktun to the Future)The third date, you wonder? It’s one of my own pondering during this wild week of Pope Benedict’s resignation followed by the meteorite disaster in Russia. I don’t know that I actually believe the end times have arrived. Perhaps it is more inspired by the fact that my days in teaching are numbered, though that is by choice. The world, as I know it, is ending.
After months of agonizing over my unhappiness about my work situation, my dream job opened. Ironically, the application was due on what should have been the end of the world, version 2012, December 21st. It was an opportunity for a new beginning that I could not ignore. I am proud and happy that I was offered the job.
In the weeks to follow, I will wrap up this hectic transition period and move into my new position, leaving behind a school district in which I have been a student, teacher, administrator, and teacher. There will be tears, doubts, and moments of fear. But as with all endings, both real and imagined, I will let it happen, then venture forth into my new life.