Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy To Admit I Was Wrong

Last year I thought I would miss everything about teaching, including parent teacher conferences, especially parent teacher conferences.  I was wrong.

I spent parent-teacher evening covering a class at the college for a friend.  I made lots of $$$ and helped out a good person.

Parent-teacher afternoon was spent at the Discovery Times Square, being a CSI agent, riding the tram (something my husband has wanted to do for years) and ending with dinner at a great place on Roosevelt Island (Groupon special--dinner for 2 $19!).  Even the subway ride home was great.  I met a former calculus student who thanked me for making his class fun and giving so much to them.

Don't mean to rub it in, but I am learning there is plenty of life after retirement.


Ricochet said...

I love that you are having a great retirement!!

A friend announced her retirement (for December) this week. I will miss her - more than she will miss what is going on.

ChiTown Girl said...

I wish I were in your shoes. ~sigh~

Shireen Dadmehr said...

How fun that you get to have bonus free time ... like a surprise gift ... and get to do new things you haven't tried before. Glad to picture you enjoying it :).

Anonymous said...

After all that you did with your work with children that wasn't appreciated it great to know your time now is your time. When I read about what is happening in education at this moment it makes me sick. So retirement is now the place for me. The truth is I really don't think of the old days just look forward to the new ones.

ed notes online said...

Let me know the name of the restaurant - never been to Roosevelt Island and a good meal is a perfect excuse.

Think how much fun you would have been having if you retired years ago.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You have earned your happiness.

ReTired But Miss the Kids said...

I am very happy for you & for all my retired colleagues, who are also all very happy. In fact, I am retired, &--I am very happy!! BUT--I DO miss the kids, & I DO miss the parents, & I DO miss my still-teaching friends & many of the good principals I worked with (& I say WITH & not FOR--& THAT's what made them GOOD principals!) I also miss every single lunch lady, teacher's aide & janitor I ever worked with--they are the BEST people, & comprise the heartbeat & the brain of the body, A.K.A., the school. Finally, I miss MOST of the secretaries (ALL of them in the District Office, & many in the schools.) Sorry--I gotta say that because--as all of you out there probably know--there's almost nothing worse than a secretary who thinks SHE's (not being sexist--all of our secretaries were always women) the principal AND your boss, department chairman, keeper of all supplies & copy machine code, etc., ad nauseum.
BUT--not having a long drive & sleeping in ( frigid, Arctic
Chicago weather)--well, life just doesn't get any better than that!