I apologize for not writing sooner. Truthfully I’m sure there is no need to apologize. I’m fairly confident that no one sits at home thinking, “Why the heck hasn’t Allie updated her blog?”
If you are, I’m sorry for that.
SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED. Jeff I got married, SO I’m no longer Allie Fletcher, now I’m Allie Rodgers, (aka Mrs. Rodgers.) We also bought a house, and I made it to winter break without having a nervous breakdown. (From my understanding this is actually a major accomplishment for a first year teacher.)
I made it to WINTER BREAK and now I get to have surgery tomorrow, and get more normal boobs! (YES).
I really would rather be cutting out all of this fun stuff for my classroom or painting my walls in my house, or organizing my classroom, but instead Mom, Dad, Jeff & Shirlee get to cut out my stuff for me, and my wonderful in-laws have been painting.
I decided I probably should write an extremely honest blog. Not that I wasn’t honest before but I feel like I need to really get down to the nitty gritty about everything that happened over the last 5 (almost 6 months).
I gave you the timeline in one of my previous (the last one?) blog posts, so if I start to ramble and get confusing please refer back to that post.
I truly have stayed positive like I promised myself throughout this whole experience and I think that it has made this journey much easier. I am constantly telling myself it could be much worse. However, I can’t truly say I haven’t had negative experiences throughout this. I feel like through my blog people who have or will go through this might be getting a false sense of reality. I don’t want that at all. I will be honest, there are days that I feel like crap, I am constantly tired, and sometimes my shoulders/back will randomly hurt so bad in the middle of the day that I have to go to the nurse and get an ice pack. Does this mean the world is coming to an end? Hell no it doesn’t. It means I go to the nurse and get an ice pack and get a big hug from one of my favorite five or six-year-olds and then (as we say in kindergarten), “IT’S ALL GOOD!!” This process isn’t easy. It does suck at times, and there are days I go to bed at 8:30 even though there are a thousand other things I could be doing. There are stupid things I can’t do, like carry big boxes in/out of school. It makes you feel weak; but then there are days when your kindergarteners say “Miss Fletcher(or Mrs. Rodgers), YOU ARE SO STRONG. I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU JUST MOVED THAT! IT’S BECAUSE YOU ARE SO HEALTHY.” BOOM. Strong teacher right here!!! Seriously, kids are great- they are brutally honest, and even though I sometimes feel like I am at my weakest, they still think I’m strong and healthy and remind me it’s all about perspective. I am strong. Actually, I would go as far as saying I am stronger than I have ever been in my life.
On that note, even though I do have a lot more to say, I need to go take a shower and wash with antibacterial soap…..FUN….YAY SURGERY PREP. I can drink water for 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Here we go again!
Allie Boo Rodgers 😉