So many different feelings today. I woke up to about 3 inches of snow. It was pretty, but I was not ready for this. Then a friend called and we talked for about 40 minutes. It was nice to talk with someone this morning.
One of those days where motivation was lacking, and then with one decision at the state level motivation took a dive. The governor for Iowa closed the schools for the rest of the year. Did I know it was coming, yes, but I was still hoping that we could go back to school yet this year. I will be honest, at that point tears were shed. Yes, I know it is the right decision, but I am still sad. Sad that I didn’t get to say goodbye to my students, sad that I can’t watch the seniors celebrate, sad that there will not be a graduation ceremony (I am hoping that they will do something once this is all over with) sad that there will be no awards celebration this year, sad that I am missing so many of my co-workers, and sad that this is happening all across the world.
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to order t-shirts for our school about the quarantine, how ironic that mine came today. Yet another reminder that I am sad.