Saturday, March 24, 2018

Love What You Do

While I was still working, I was fortunate to be selected as the principal of a brand new school in our district. Describing that experience will have to be in another post but, I must say it was an amazing experience.

A friend of mine gave me this sign to hang in my office. She knew how much I wanted to lead this new school and how much I enjoyed bringing people together to build a vision for our school. 

The sign said: 

Love What You Do 

and it certainly was the perfect gift.

I loved
     teaching and learning
     leading and collaborating
     conversations with the staff
     connecting with the parents
     celebrating student learning
     being part of a learning community 
     walking into our beautiful building each day
     being part of a legacy.

I have been retired for nearly five years. It was a shift that took some time to settle. There were days I missed it terribly. Even now, I get very excited when I am given the opportunity to visit a classroom.

But no matter where we are in life, I believe that we need to take this advice:

Love What You Do

Now, I love
     spending time with my grandchildren
     going to the movies with my husband
     reading and writing
     working in the garden
     taking care of the hummingbirds
     second-hand store shopping
     going to the gym
     visiting with friends.

No matter what you do in life. No matter where you are or who you're with...

Love What You Do!