Y'all, these are my people.
This is my happy place.
This is where I don't question myself, where I am in my element. This is the area of my life that brings me the most fulfillment.
You're always told growing up to make sure to do something you love, because if you do something you love you won't have to work a day in your life.
Now, that's not necessarily true. I am the student council sponsor at my school and we just got done with homecoming. And let me tell you, it takes a LOT of work. Today was basically the first day I've spent any time with my husband since early this week. But I will say this, it was fun work. Stressful, yes. But fun.
This week is spirit week and I am so excited. I'm excited because I have a tutu and a blue wig ready to go; I have a Harry Potter tshirt ready to make its debut tomorrow. This week is also parent teacher conferences and picture day and you better believe I'm going roll up into both in full on spirit attire.
My husband told me once, "You know, you have to be a little bit of a dork to do what you do," and he is absolutely right. It takes a certain level of dorkiness to wear a Harry Potter book fairy outfit for Magical Monday and a blue wig and tutu for Ties or Tutus Tuesday. It takes a slight loss of inhibition to sit next to your coworkers and friends at a Friday night football game and scream "Go score 34!!!" at the top of your lungs because number 34 is one of your people and even if he can't hear you he knows you're up there cheering him and all your other people on.
I know it's been several weeks since I've posted, and at first I felt bad about slacking off on my blog writing. But then I realized that I've been slacking because of all the life that's been happening. It's been a crazy few weeks and I mean the best kind of crazy. I haven't had time to blog about it.
Today I have just a short minute to myself and I'm so grateful for all of my people. I'm grateful that, even though my job is a lot of work, it's fun work and work that I love. And I know that the reason I love it is because of these people.
These people who let me share life with them; who let me teach them and work with them...they are why I am grateful today.
So, I just want to take a minute to bask in this thankfulness. My heart is full and my soul is happy.