Few things are most frustrating than feeling ready to move on to the next chapter of your life, and yet, there are several loose ends to take care of before being able to do so. That is exactly what I am experiencing at the moment. I still have to finish up this semester. There are still plenty of field work experiences, papers to write, and projects left to complete. I still have one more class to take this spring. After all of that, I still have student teaching, as well as MTTC and OPI testing to compete. I know it will all be worth it in the end, but it just seems as though it is taking me longer than necessary. The problem is that I am, by nature, impatient once I have made up my mind about something.
The funny thing is that I truly believe that my experience going back to school to earn my teaching certificate is training for the adoption process I will begin shortly. There will be surprises along the way, and endless hoops to jump through, quite possibly for years, but when I think about actually completing the adoption process, I get overwhelmed. Quite simply, it will be one of the greatest days of my life.