On this last day of 31 blog posts, I had a list of possibilities for saying goodbye. I thought about an “awards show” post to celebrate favorite posts of mine that I wrote over the last month. I considered a goodbye poem. Another option was a letter to myself; I did this thing, dang it!
But I don’t really like the idea of saying goodbye. I plan to see you next week Tuesday anyway, right?! Instead, I end today celebrating La Reina, as well as…an awkward moment.
I am forever playing coffee house music on low volume while F2F students work once the Zoom meeting ends. Today, however, marks 26 years since Selena was murdered. In the mourning/celebratory spirit, I decided to play Selena songs. With the door wide open. On repeat. Loudly.
Why was today the one day my building principal walked in for a mask/dress code check – the one day Room N223 sounds like a Tejano club, y’all?!
I would like to believe the entire hallway is enjoying the Selena serenade, particularly during passing periods. In all seriousness, I am ending an incredible feat of blogging for 31 days straight – I have never completed a writing goal like this. All of your posts inspired me, all of your comments made me smile – some made me actually cry.
It feels fitting to be celebrating La Reina’s life and empowering spirit on the same day I am celebrating my multifaceted identity of mija, esposa, mami, maestra, mujer. Thank you for sharing your stories, slicers. Thank you for providing this space, TWT!