I love being in the school business because a do over is always around the corner. I get a do over at the beginning of each school year, but also get a do over at the beginning of
- a new term
- a new calendar year
- another new term
That is four more do overs each year than the average person gets and, Lord knows, I need each one of them.
This school year
has been a tough one sucked. (I know that as an administrator in a Catholic school I am not supposed to use that word, but no other word sums it up quite as succinctly.) In my fifteen years in education I have to say that professionally this year has been the worst. Just when I thought the most terrible thing that could happen had happened, I got smacked in the face with something worse. This happened repeatedly through to the very end.
Although there are a few more loose ends (and unfortunately pretty long ones) that need to be tied up – or cut off, summer is here. The students and faculty are gone and those of us who are 12 months will continue to plod through. Thankfully we have shorter hours and can dress more casually. I’ll take what I can get.
It is definitely time for a do over and I can’t wait to get started.