Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bee Keeping and Where I Belong

Those of you who know me personally will remember that during the first three weeks of school this year I was ranting about quitting teaching and becoming a bee keeper.

I know this might sound crazy, but I was half serious.

Here is a sample of my imagined daily schedule: 

10:30am - Wake Up
12:30pm - Eat 
1:30pm - Check on Bees
3:30pm - Harvest Honey
4:30 pm - Put Honey in Jars
5:30 pm - Eat
6:30 pm - Watch Friends on DVD and eat Miniature Twix
9:30 pm - Go to Bed

And on Saturday I would go to the farmer's market to sell my honey. 

Today I put my bizzaro dream to rest as I was forced to acknowledge that where I am is EXACTLY where I belong

My personal gifts are intended specifically for these students. It is so difficult to keep that in mind each day as the other "stuff" gets in the way.

Thank you God for taking the time to effectively slap me upside the head. . . . again . . . :) 

Maybe I can still be a recreational bee keeper . . .


  1. Oh my gosh! I know exactly how you feel!! I've debated often about how I'd look in khakis and a red polo shirt at Target but I know I need to keep doing my thing for the kids. :)


    WILD About First Grade!

  2. Actually, you'd have lots of extra time in that schedule as you don't have to check on the bees. They do their own thing. Pop a super on top every now and then and that's it. (My dad had bees.)

    I totally hear you about dreaming about a career change and then realizing it's not for you, though. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Right there with you! Sometimes I want to run for the hills, too, but then something happens that reminds me that I'm doing exactly what I'm meant to do!

  4. I hear ya! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy Thanksgiving!


  5. Thanks for deciding to stay....at least for now. We love you and are so glad you're part of our team.

  6. I think you're right where you belong. This is just a difficult year. The pendulum will swing back, and things will get better... :)

    Hello Mrs Sykes

  7. LOL!!!! I've had the same thoughts the past few years and God has reminded me every single time that He has me where He wants me. It might be hard, but it's all in His plan. This made me giggle. Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Adelle


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