Now many of you are irritated that the David Bowie song is flitting through your head.  Don’t be annoyed, be happy with it!  Change is a mantle to be worn with grace, embrace it.  Do not let it burden you, suffocate you, extinguish your light.

I speak from experience.  Our lives are full of changes, some minor and some not.  Change is a constant.  Even though I know that, and accept change, it’s not always easy.  This school year has been a challenge.  Over the past few years, a handful of my most treasured colleagues have retired.  This past June one of my stalwart supporters retired and yesterday our veteran office manager retired.  Yes, it’s paved the way for exciting and young teachers with fresh ideas.  I still miss my colleagues.  But I let change be a burden to me and it did briefly extinguish my desires and passions.  I’m taking it all back, it’s flowing through me like fresh, clean water.  My eyes are no longer hooded and clouded.

This morning there was frost on the fields adjacent to my classroom.  To look out the windows here as the sun is coming up, glinting on the smoky-colored grass is awe inspiring.  And it solidified within me the desire to continue to baby step my way through more changes.  People come and people go.  I treasure any of those who walk beside me and with me through this challenging landscape of life.

Stay tuned to see how the changes manifest themselves!change wordle

About thequarryschild

A self-described forensic junkie, Beth Anderson spends her days shaping young minds to ask critical questions and wonder “whodunit.” Beth resides in the Capital District of New York and spends her free time reading and solving the great mysteries. Her love of swimming, tennis and sports provides the basis for one of the lead characters in her new book The Quarry’s Child. Beth is one of the founding members of the Upper Hudson Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime (aka Mavens of Mayhem), a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a survivor of a visit to an active aircraft carrier while it was at sea, and a published poet in Soundings, a literary journal. Beth continues to instill a love for mystery fiction in her students as she has for over twenty years. Photo credit: Quinn Mulvey
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2 Responses to…ch…changes…

  1. Meredith says:

    Found you on Reader and liked what I read.

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