Anyone who knows me… knows that I avoid uncomfortable/awkward situations like the plague. (I’m a little notorious for it).
It’s one of the reasons I seriously hate ‘goodbyes’, (and also one of the reasons, I’ve always made sure the students I leave behind– have at least one special class/day with me).
But these goodbyes were unexpected.
And what’s worse is I have been getting messages like this:
That make me realize, there was so much left for me to do, and that in a short amount of time, I began to matter to a few very special kids.
Life is difficult.
Work in the Peace Corps. is challenging… but, still there are some kids– that make you want to work harder, make you stick through the bad so, you can enjoy a little of the good.
Goodbyes are never easy…
Goodbyes are never fun…
Right now, I’m trying to figure out how to say goodbye in a positive way.
In a way that will tell my students- that they mattered… that I hope I gave them– my best effort and then, some.
Due to some circumstances out of my control– I couldn’t stay… and it’s not their fault.
And most of all I’ll miss them…
The Peace Corps. always says the hardest part of the experience is leaving—in this crazy life who could have anticipated I’d have to do that so soon?
But, the Peace Corps. is also about being open to new experiences, and new people. So it’s one foot safely in front of another.
Saying goodbye to the things to the people and places that matter and ‘hello’ to new experiences and people(that with time– will surely matter as well).
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