Oh, my lovely, faithful, amazing readers...was April really the last time I posted? I am so sorry. Clearly, I have some 'splaining to do. (Anyone else a closet I Love Lucy fan?)
Without going into too much detail lest I stray from being Educational Ass Kicker to TMI in the blink of an eye, here is the deal. And why I desperately want to come back from where I've been. I'm sure you will a) read between the lines, b) not be quite sure what I'm talking about but know this is all I can say and/or c) all of the above.
But first, get yourself a drink. It's the beginning of the school year and Lord knows I could use one too.
Just a few short days after I posted in April, I found out some wonderful news. Wonderful news for me and my family. News that made my mind race with organizing tasks, appointments to be made and books to read. News that took my mind away from this blog.
And then, just a couple of months later, I got updated news. Very sad and personal news. News that made my mind race with the the types of things you don't want racing through your mind (a.k.a things that don't mean purchasing new Sharpies). News that I wasn't ready to share or really even accept for myself.
If you are not picking up what I am putting down, know this - I am fine. Physically fine.
Needless to say, the summer was rough. For the first time I can remember, I've been desperate for the summer to end so that I could start fresh in the fall. As a teacher, fall has always meant fresh, new beginnings and holy shitballs do I needs me a fresh new beginning. (Seriously, I saw an ad for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and almost wept because that is a more reliable sign of the fall than the changing leaves. Thanks, climate change.)
I am trying my hardest to move on with a new perspective on what really matters. Although, I'm sure I'll be back before you know it and ranting about lost preps, photocopiers and those crappy dry erase markers that are so faint it's like writing with crushed up leaves and berries. Easy come, easy go when it comes to perspective, right?
Please know that I have missed all of you, blogging and my sassier Mrs. Mimi self more than you can imagine.
I hope your school year is off to a fabulous, organized and can-do start.