Thursday, June 09, 2011

A List of Lasts

So many things changing. It is surreal to me. I always have summers off, so in some ways this feels like simply finishing up the school year. But the outpouring of cards and little gifts and flowers and parties speak a different story.
  • Had my last part-time instructor observation and conference two weeks ago.
  • Attended my last Curricular Committee meeting last Wednesday.
  • Gave my last lecture last Wednesday.
  • Gave my last final on Tuesday.
  • Posted my last grade yesterday.
  • Wrote my last report today.
  • Will leave my office for the last time, carrying out my last book and picture and trinket, next Monday.
There are time I stop and wonder what the heck I am doing. But I know this moment of grieving the loss of what was will soon pass and I'll remember the freedom of summer.

Excitement will come when the last file is completed and the reality hits.