Tag Archives: Beginnings

Recreating Christmas

Christmas 2015. At our house. Finally. We made it. THIS is the year. The year of retirement. After 9 seasons away we’ve returned to Christmas in Coldstream; a dream come true. With rose coloured glasses firmly (more likely hanging by … Continue reading

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Fresh Starts

Today’s forecast: Snow. The first real snowfall of the season: freshness, newness, unending possibilities. Then a question: Hello  #whatisschool!  This week we are giving  #thanks in a slow chat Q1) What are you most thankful for in your life?   … Continue reading

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What I Really Think – Part 2

My mind is in a muddle. There is much to process.  One of the things I miss most about not going to work every day is the opportunity to verbally exchange ideas with colleagues, students, and parents. As I’ve often … Continue reading

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Re-Entry

Truth be told, I still have days when I struggle with this retirement thing. The struggle isn’t as intense as a bit ago, (it’s only been 16 days) but as a dear friend accurately advised – the unease does come … Continue reading

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Breaking the Silence

Darkness hovered over my blog. Silence followed. Like a shifting, rolling fog, the clouds slowly dissipate. Before me I see a new horizon. Its name: Retirement. Although the announcement was made at the end of June it’s taken me time … Continue reading

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All Of The Above

While scrolling through the twitter-sphere yesterday, I came upon a link to a compilation of  ‘blogs-about-education’. You can add your favourite education blogs to AssistEd Shift . I love lists and think this is a great idea. When I went to ‘sign up’, … Continue reading

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It’s Like Coming Home

Being away has been difficult. I’m melted into my reverend’s comfy recliner with the dust blown off of ‘Better is Possible’. Freshly brewed coffee by my side, a smile on my face; I am as close to a Zen moment … Continue reading

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Redemption: What’s the Cost?

During summer break, while catching up on some long over due music listening, I downloaded a song, “Worn” by Tenth Avenue North. Long after the song was over the lyrics reverberated in my heart. Odd timing: life is good, I’m … Continue reading

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The Butterflies are Alive and Well

Do you have them? Are they swirling in your belly? Are they taking nose dives so grand they wake you during the night? If your answer is yes, you’re probably an educator in the fore-night of a new school year. … Continue reading

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