You knew my weakness. I mean, how could you not. It was always about them. It didn’t matter how old they got, it was always about the kids…and you knew exactly how to keep me under your thumb. “The kids need you. What will they do without you?” And I would stay another year...
That is an excerpt from the Bonding chapter of Dear Teaching: I want a Divorce. This book has made me a stronger writer, to be sure, a stronger person, and has taken me on every roller coaster of emotions which could exist. I am making progress on it, yes, and will have it out as soon as it is ready...but I work on it for a bit and then I have to go play with something light. (Quarter Finals is perfect for this.)
It is amazing to look back at 2 decades of your life and wonder what your life would be like if, at any point, you had made a different choice, and knowing at the very core of you, that you wouldn't change anything on the off chance that there would be people you couldn't have met if you had done even one thing differently.