Tonight was our annual faculty and staff holiday party, a night I look forward to! A night where my coworkers and I can get together and spend time with each other in a much more relaxed setting. There are a lot of us who work at our school and we are all in different stages of our lives. Some of them are just beginning their teaching career, while others, like me, have been teaching for quite some time, while others are close to retirement.
It is so much fun to mingle with each other and share a part of ourselves that we might not get a chance to reveal at work. I love teaching but working in a place where I am friends with my coworkers makes me enjoy my job even more. At work, although I see most of my coworkers daily, it is often a brief hello in the morning or a wave in the halls during the day. Finding the time to socialize with them outside of school gives us a chance to get to know each other better. School is my home away from home. I probably spend as many hours there as I do at home, so having close relationships with my coworkers seems natural.
Tonight was a great way to start off the holiday season. Thanks for hosting Suzanne! It was a really nice night!