I told my boss today that I won’t be back to teach next year. It was a decision that took a lot of time to come to, and I’m sad but think it was the right thing to do. I am SO relieved that telling my boss is done, I haven’t been eating/sleeping well all week and knew I’d feel better once I was just done.
I don’t think it’s really hit me yet though. I’ve been there for three years and some of my best friends work there with me. I’ve made wonderful friends and met amazing families who I will definitely miss, but with the whole situation with Jessa this year, and how it was handled…I wasn’t willing to deal with it another whole year.
Sadly, my boss’ reaction to my news was a curt, “Well you don’t need a reference, do you?” Sigh. It’s really a situation that I wouldn’t wish on anyone, but my boss needs prayers, because there’s got to be something else going on in her mind. The woman who hired me almost three years ago would not speak to me like that normally, at all.
But it still hurt.
And though I know in my heart (and through reading my journal entries and talking to my coworkers) that I am good at my job, how can I not think of her response as against me?
And now…to figure out what comes next in life. Anyone want a nanny? LOL.