Day 179 (of 186) aloha means hello and goodbye…
Change is uncomfortable. As June races by I see that in the actions and tones of voice of my kids at home…and kids at school….and adults everywhere.
One of my students shared that their house sold – I asked if he knew where they were moving….he said no – not sure if he was staying in the neighbourhood…or area….or province. My kids at home are stressed because of our move to a new school district and community – but at least we know where we are going….to have that much uncertainty…..we’ll I’m glad we spend a lot of time on self regulation tools and strategies.
The nice part of saying goodbye to one community is that you get to say hello to another – as one of my favourite sayings goes: aloha means hello and ngoodbye – not just as a word but as a mindset. As June has so many difficult “goodbyes” – from THE END of a specific grade to the end of time in a brick and mortar school building to changes to where people will be sleeping….
It’s also hard to blend sadness of leaving with the excitement of what’s next. We are sad to be leaving the community we have been in for the past six years but excited about the opportunities for our family for the foreseeable future! And it’s okay to have those mixed feelings – any time there is grief/loss/change the emotions are mixed and sometimes confusing.
Time to take a breath. Try to relax (in between packing boxes) and get ready to say Aloha.