A thousand farewell cards have been handed out. All my schools have been visited. A new job has been found. Many tears have been shed.
The beginning and the end.
In some ways, today was not as difficult as I had feared, and in other ways, it was worse. I’ve been crazily busy for
days weeks now, and I was running on adrenaline for most of the day. I forgot to eat breakfast, and then I forgot to eat lunch.
But I had a great day of classes and chatting with students afterwards. I almost lost it when I had to give a goodbye speech to all 57 teachers in the morning meeting. But I didn’t really lose it in public until our goodbye party, when the teachers gave me a gift. I opened up the bag and pulled out a large board covered in messages from teachers and students.
Can you get dehydrated from tears?
Well, if there had to be a last day of school, this was a pretty good one.