Once I graduated college I started teaching. I became a NYC Teaching Fellow and found a job teaching dance in a public elementary school in Washington Heights. I then taught in Italy, Washington D.C., and back in NYC. June was a month filled with incredible excitement as the end of the school year grew near. It was comparable to Christmas.
This June is different since I have been on maternity leave since January. Next June will be different as well since I decided to not return in the fall.
I loved teaching dance in the schools. It was a very special job. I loved making up dances with the kids, nurturing their creativity, making tiny things (like a little turtle) super special, and moving my body every day. But right now my priorities have shifted and my interests are evolving.
Now I am a Mom. I want to spend time with Luca. I want to work on my business when I want to. I want flexibility. I want to curate charm and magic through. I want to teach yoga, host workshops, make mini malas, and work with clients.
Shifting into this new phase has taken a lot of time figuring out what it is I want. Giving up my identify as a teacher might have been the hardest thing. I was so attached to it. It was comfortable and safe. I will always be strongly connected to teachers, and I am looking forward to supporting them in some way because I know first hand how freaking hard they work.
So for now I will be dancing with my itty bitty student, Luca, and continue to make tiny things super special.
I’d love to hear what is next for you.