New Journey Ahead in 2019

“When I left Queen’s my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does.” – Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables

It’s been awhile since I’ve sat and written a post that wasn’t meant for Fluco Toolbox, but I needed to sit down and write this out. It has been on my mind for some time, and I’ve known for a bit, but it’s time to let all of my readers and followers know as well.

I will be resigning from my position as an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for my district at the end of this school year. I cannot go into too many details, as it’s military related, but my wife and I should be embarking on a new adventure at some point this year. We don’t know specifics yet, but we do know a general timeline.

With the new adventure comes new opportunities, and I have no idea what those will be just yet. I may stay in the educational field, I may branch out and try something new, I may try something remote… I’m not sure yet, and I can’t look too much until we have our specifics. The prospect is very exciting to me though, and I am hoping to begin my search after school ends for the year.

In terms of how this site will continue to function, I plan to keep it running and available because I have a great little section of resources that have been helpful to many folks. I currently pay for the site and the site address, and I’m not sure if I’ll renew the fee at the end of 2019 or not. It would simply revert the site back to having advertising, as well as putting “wordpress.” in front of my current URL again. I will be changing the Fluco Toolbox name to something else since I will no longer be representing the district. It may simply become Tech Toolbox. This will require me to go back through all of the posts so it may be a slower process.

Though this is my third and final year here in Fluvanna, I have been grateful for all of the opportunities that I have been afforded in my position. I have greatly enjoyed building working relationships with the staff at my schools. I have loved being able to attend and present at conferences. I have loved meeting new faces and learning new ideas along the way. It is a chapter soon to be closing, but it was a good chapter.

Like Anne in the quote at the beginning of this post, I don’t know what lies around the bend in the road, but I’m going to believe that the best does!