Wednesday, April 14, 2010

life is ... short

sometimes things happen that make you think twice, sit back, reevaluate your life, take a day off, appreciate the small things, worry less about the money in your bank account and more about how and who you spend your life with.
without going into too much detail, i've been in a long-term sub position since january.
i work in a high risk school with kids who are tough, because they have to be.
the teacher who i came in to sub for has been out due to medical problems.
he, unexpectedly, passed away yesterday.
today at work a lot of time was spent, as a staff and then with the students, reflecting.
a lot of people have started to make changes already.
one teacher i talked to said after hearing the news he decided to retire. that life was too short to spend so much time doing something he didn't love.
my students, who can make my day either awesome or awful depending on if they're lovers or fighters that day, were suprisingly extremely introspective.
it's kinda crazy hear stories about someone who's touched so many lives.
today, not everything will get checked off my to-do list.
but i will meet some friends after work to hang out, play with the dogs, and i cannot wait to see my husband when he gets home.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Ugh, so sorry to hear that news. Good for you for appreciating the small things - we can all use that reminder.