Saturday, July 15, 2017

Just Write


Just put some words on to the blank screen.



But the words haven't been there.

I really and truly planned on filling up my blog with words about teaching, my students, retirement.


The words aren't there. At times, I feel bereft.  Empty.  I don't know who I am.

Oh. I hide it. I laugh. I joke. I play.

But just underneath the surface,

Tears form, unwanted, at the oddest times, and I think of the kids I will miss.

My babies.


  1. I have been thinking about you these last couple of months as the school year came to a close. I will not say I understand, because that would be untrue. I will just say that I am glad you wrote today and tomorrow you will be one day closer to finding who you are now.

  2. It's a strange summer, knowing that you're not going back to something you've loved for so many years. Even if you think you're ready for retirement, it's a challenging time. You'll eventually find your new normal and it will fill you with new words. In the meantime, be patient and be kind to yourself.