The bouquet of roses

Last week, I interviewed for admission to a program which would help me get my administrator’s certification.  After teaching for 20 years, I decided that it was time to go back to school.  As with all major decisions, it was scary because I remembered all of those sleepless nights, papers, and exams.  Would I really want to revisit that routine?  Would my schedule as a mom of three allow room for this new adventure?  Well, I was admitted and I guess there is no turning back.

The next day I was at a meeting and one of my colleagues called me out to the hallway.  There, to my surprise, was my husband standing with a beautiful bouquet of roses.

I am very fortunate, and blessed, to have a network of support.  My husband is my biggest cheerleader.  He is willing to work out any crazy schedule to support this decision.  My family thinks my decision is long overdue, and my current principal has been a wonderful support.

The flowers are sitting on my desk.   Every time I see or smell them, they remind me that I will be able to succeed on this new adventure.

I’ll keep you posted.

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5 thoughts on “The bouquet of roses

  1. It’s wonderful to have the support of your spouse as you embark upon this journey. My mom went back to school when I was six and I know she was able to do it since my father was there to help out with me. That makes all the difference!

    GOOD LUCK! When do you start? Summer term or September?

  2. That sounds like a big adventure. I have enjoyed school as an adult student much more than I ever did as a student-aged student. I am getting ready to go do my Master’s degree and I am very excited. Without supportive family, how would we do it?? Best of luck.

  3. Yay! Congratulations!!! I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did!!! It is a wonderful opportunity for growth in so many ways.

  4. Lean on me! The song rings true for all of us!
    Let me know if there’s any way I can help along the way. Being an administrator is not an easy job, but in my estimation, teaching is a lot harder.

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