There. So that's done. Now what??
For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, I've chosen not to renew my contract for next year and... COME HOME! It's not completely official yet... I haven't let my admin know... But in my heart of weary hearts... This decision is firm.
It's not easy for me to admit defeat, to confess that I couldn't make it as long as I'd hoped. I'd like to think that I'm more confident than that. Instead, I'm trying to focus on the positives... The idea that I tried at all, that I had the stamina to last as long as I have... That I didn't give up... that I pushed my boundaries... And that I learned something.
I learned a LOT!
I've learned that the things that I once took for granted... maybe even resented at times... are the very things that make me the person I am, and someone I am very proud to be! The outpouring of love and support I've gotten over the last several months has been nothing short of touching, and the cries of "WE MISS YOU" confirm that my decision is the best one I can make for my spirits... and for yours!
So in four months time... If all goes according to (my) plan... I should be back on home turf, for much more than a visit. That should give you all enough time to plan the parade. ;o)
And as for what's going to happen after that... well, that's something you'll just have to keep reading to find out! In the meantime, I hope to enjoy the remaining months of this adventure as much as I possibly can, so that I have lots of great, positive memories to take home with me!
Love and HUGS to all!