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Two Writing Teachers
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Then she noticed the room number on my door.
"Next week, I'll be in room 107 as well."
As I start a new adventure this fall, my oldest daughter will be starting a new chapter in her life. We move her to college next week. Her dorm room number matches my classroom number in a interesting coincidence.
We are doing our best to stay calm, but the shopping and organizing and gathering and planning put us at odds at times. To deal with the stress, my husband happily travels for work each week and my youngest daughter slips on headphones and retreats to her room.
I can't predict how the next week will go as I prepare for 18 (as of today) smiling six-year-olds to enter my new room. I know there will be groans, laughter and lots of chocolate. I think the roller coaster of emotions will be similar for my daughter as she prepares to leave home for the first time.
Transitions are part of life. We all need to find ways to make them successful. Luckily I have an excellent support system, including my family, friends, coworkers, online PLN and writing community.
Wish us luck!