Friday, May 25, 2012

And then the phone rang.......

I have had a feeling for a while now, like months actually, that change was coming.

I ignored, deflected, diverted, redirected this feeling.

I don't like change. I am a creature of habit. I love being a regular at a restaurant or store, I like the comfort of living in a place where I see people I know whenever I am out and about.

I literally break into a cold sweat at the thought of moving.....

I hasten to add this does not make me boring.....I love a good adventure just as long as all my failsafes are in place....

It's not that I don't like to rock the odd boat......I do.....if I am doing the rocking.....

Like it or changes.......sometimes as expected and in totally awesome ways.  
“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” -Deepak Chopra
That is the part I could do without. The chaos, the angst.........because
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. Anatole France
So true.....there has to be a Goodbye before there can be a Hello.......

Today Allan got the phone call and was offered a chance at Hello.  And with it ends a few weeks of angst and chaos and sleepless nights.  Of second-guessing and what-iffing. Of fear and faith.

The change is here.....13 mostly wonderful years at Cambie Secondary are over and Allan will start at a new school in September......a new job, a new school community, new colleagues.

It is the right change.  It is the right time.  And though the leaving will be melancholic the fresh start will be wonderful.  

Especially wonderful for I will be the only member of my family who will not be a Wildcat!

Yup......Allan is off to teach at McMath.  He and David will start as new boys together on September 1st and Allan will teach Lindsay 2 of her 8 courses next year.

I think I will apply to chair the PAC........KIDDING!!!! I am happy they will be together and more importantly so are they.

This change, this good.  or maybe, just maybe, I am getting better at embracing change? 

I am so proud of Allan for making this hard decision and excited for what the future holds for him.
 “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” –Unknown


  1. That is great news - Go Allan! You deserve this and we know you are going to make a great difference to the kids you work with at McMath. And presumably it doesn't mean a house move -which is the really traumatic change.

  2. Neil was happy to make the call! Maybe there's a need for a childcare centre on site ;)