Welcome to Kreative in Life! No, you are not in the wrong place. I am excited to share some changes with you. Big changes. Huge. My heart is racing just typing this.
Last night I shed a tear when my web designer deleted Kreative in Kinder. I actually cried. Nick looked at me like I was a nut job. I just said, leave me alone…I'm hormonal. Ha! Sometimes that's all I need to say (true or not) for the members of my family to back off. Ha! Kreative in Kinder. One of the best decisions I've ever made. I have spent the last FIVE years and what feels like a gazillion hours pouring my heart, craziness, and love for education and life on that little piece of virtual space. It really is special to connect with people all over the world. It's simply extraordinary when you know they are praying for you. Luckily, my amazing website creator migrated all of the old posts to my new site but the name is gone. It's a door closed but not without a great door opening.
Sometimes in life you come to a crossroads. You can either stay the course or JUMP. Today I jumped. It was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made. Today I turned in my resignation for my teaching position next year.
Reading my blog, you know my heart. My husband and I want so badly to have a baby. For the last two years, we have tried (minor) fertility treatments locally but we are at a point where I need to see a specialist out of town. That really was my goal during this school year but it just didn’t happen. I just didn’t have time. I find myself saying; well…I will do it later. I am so consumed with my three children and my 22 students that at the end of the day, I have nothing left. That is not a bad thing but as I near 36, I feel my window closing. Something’s got to give.
Nick and I have prayed for months as to which way to go in our journey. We both are in agreement that God has another season planned for us. That may or may not end with a bundle of joy, but we have decided to trust God and take a HUGE leap of faith.
Once school is out, I plan to spend more time consulting and presenting at conferences and in school districts. I hope to create new, meaningful resources that will hopefully alleviate some stress for teachers and increase classroom engagement through exciting lessons. I also plan to WRITE and write freely. There is so much on my heart. I want to share more about our adoption journey, marriage, parenting, and uncensored opinions on education.
Most importantly, I plan to have flexibility to talk to doctors, visit them as often as necessary or meet with expectant mothers who may chose us to adopt their sweet baby.
I LOVE my school, my team, my friends but I know God has BIG things planned for my family and as scared as I am, God doesn’t have to ask twice. I will jump!
Moving forward, I hope you will stick with me. I hope that the resources I share with you will inspire you. I hope my faith will encourage you and I hope my story will help you feel like you are not alone. We are all in this life together. Each our own hot mess. Ha!
I can’t wait to volunteer at schools. Maybe I will come to yours! I’m excited to work with hundreds of teachers this year. I hope to be a breath of fresh air or at least someone you can laugh with. I. Get. Your. Life.
I’m not sure how long this season will last, but don’t worry; you have a front row seat to the Hot Mess Express. Ha!
It’s going down, for real. I hope you have picked out a front seat! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get Kreative in LIFE!