As of June 6th at 11am (very precise, you see), I will officially be moving my blog to:that many blogs trailing behind me.) I had been a bit more open about teaching, and though I had kept things anonymous, my musings on becoming a teacher were more raw and made me more vulnerable than I wanted my students to see me.
Obviously, I won't delete these archives, and I hope anyone who is bookmarked this blog will make the move with me. I will actually link to this blog from the new one, though I can't promise that will always be so as my goal for this new blog is to allow myself this change, to celebrate the shift of focus, but to also continue this path of cleansing and simplifying.
I'm not moving just yet as I have over a month to go here at Local High School, and I want to celebrate those days too. I'm ready for summer, and I cannot seem to stop letting everyone know the count down (five weeks), but I know that this is a good job and these three years, though trying, have been good, particularly this last one, reaffirming that being an educator is not all bad.
I don't know if I'll return to high school teaching when this MFA business is all over. Three years is a very long time.
I think it's important that I move, if only because the blog's url name "sylviatheteacher" doesn't relate to me any more. The "Sylvia" was an homage to Plath, but also a lame attempt at anonymity when I wasn't using my own name (or Ryan's, for that matter, who mutated from K to Husband to his own name) and "the teacher," while still true from a TA standpoint, won't be the main thrust of my life soon.
I hope this makes sense. And while I'm starting to do housekeeping, move little bits of myself over, so to speak, I am still lingering here. I find it hard to say good-bye sometimes.