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Phew! See ya 2021

Wow. Is it just me, or did anyone else blink on labour weekend, and find themselves sliding sideways like some sort of confused hot mess into the end of the year?! Time flies when you are having fun, and when you are busy with all the curve balls and plot twists life throws at you.

Here I sit, with my little four legged buddy, on the first of Jan 2022. The sky is the most magincient blue, it is around 28 degrees, and the birds are singing. Life is so complex at times, yet in moments like this, it feels perfectly simple.

Last year was a tough one for many people. That friction and stuff I wobbled on about in my last blog post certainly has helped me to grow, and hopefully the teachings of 2021 will help us to be more resilient as we move into another uncertain year.

This time last year, I was excited to be downscaling my classroom teaching, and making space to welcome 10 kiddies into TGS on my own. Now I am excited to be focusing my energy here full time, operating 2 days a week, and welcoming an amazing 40 children to our roll, as well as welcoming 3 new staff members - Melanie (who is continuing with me), Manuela and Nicole. This is something I would never have thought would happen, and I am just so grateful to have found some fellow educators who are as passionate about Nature Schooling as I am.

So, as hard as it was 2021 - I want to thank you. Thank you for all my lessons, my growth and all that I have to look forward to.

2022 bring it on!

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