"Don't it always seem to go-
That you don't know what you got till it's gone..."
I miss my drive to work, listening to friends over Voxer or a podcast.
I miss getting dressed in professional clothes.
I miss all the steps I get in each day from moving around so much.
I miss my students.
I miss my colleagues.
I miss my own children enjoying their teacher, classmates, and school.
I miss my mom coming over in the morning to watch the kids.
I miss the grocery stores having toilet paper and milk.
I miss taking my kids to their after school activities.
I miss watching my son's sporting events.
I miss the freedom to get a cup of coffee at Dunkin Donuts
I miss eating out in restaurants.
I miss family get togethers.
I miss normal life.
It's only been one day home from work and I already realize that I've taken so much for granted about my life as a teacher. I know I need to see the blessings, the silver linings, but tonight I am feeling the sadness and the loss of everything that was until now.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski