Yesterday was the last day of my contract as principal of an elementary school. For the first time in my adult life I am officially not employed anywhere.
I have received some sort of a paycheck since I was 14 years old. Even though I intend to earn an income in the coming months I will be self-employed. No supervisor. No co-workers. No formal paycheck. Weird.
I think what also makes it strange is that my last official day at work was not meant to be. It was the Friday before spring break and I fully expected to come back for at least a few days after that break. So it's kind of like I got cut off mid-sentence. I did take Isabella to school on field day and got to see everyone, but it was a quick spin around campus and it certainly wasn't work.
What's even more weird is that the back to school ads are bound to start any day now (I mean it IS July so why wouldn't they), and I will not be having a first day of school. I mean I will start my classes again so I guess that counts but for the last 16 years (and for most of the last 30+ years) I have had a first day of school in the K-12 world and this year I will not. Weird.
And the adjustment period continues...