For the firs time in 12 years, I am not gearing up for the school year to start.  I don't have an RIP summer blog post for you, I don't have to vent about having to go back to school and get myself and the kids ready for the new school year...for the first time EVER, I can focus on MY KIDS back to school adventures and that is it.

Not gonna lie, it feels really surreal.

And a bit weird.

But, at the end of the day, it feels FREAKING AWESOME.

I see all of these back to school posts from my teacher friends and I cannot CANNOT tell you how good it feels to not be in their shoes.  This last year has been super duper tough, but one thing it taught me -- Clark taught me -- is that I don't have time to deal with bullshit, especially from a job that my heart and soul just were not into anymore.

I posted this morning this pic on social media along with this caption:

For the first time in 12 years, I’m not heading back to school. Seeing all of my teacher friends’ posts this week and for the first time in my adult life my job description doesn’t include “educator” on it. Rosie told her teacher the other night when she asked what mommy and daddy do she said “police man and photographer.” And my heart fluttered because YES. That is what I do...and what I love to do more than anything. I’ve spent oodles of time this past week documenting some incredible birth stories (and more to come in the next few weeks) and I truly feel like I’m living my dream. I’ll forever be grateful to my 11+ year teaching career, because it has gotten me exactly to where I am today...and couldn’t be happier. If the past 10 months have shown me anything, it’s that life is too short to spend doing things that don’t make you happy...Clark showed me that last fall and continues to sit on my shoulder and remind me of that each and every day 💙📸

Man, I cannot tell you how happy the spot I am career-wise makes me.  It's so wild to think of all of the things -- especially the really hard ones -- we've gone through this past year have led me to exactly where I am now.  I think it's sometimes so hard to see that things do happen for a reason, even the really really tough stuff, and I feel like Clark just keeps guiding me and pushing me on this path to go for my dreams and not let anything hold me back.  I truly feel him with me every single day and I cannot wait to see where the next year takes me with that sweet little guy watching over us from above.

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