Last night when I went downstairs to put something away in the preschool I was in awe of the sunlight shining through the windows and how magical it looked lighting up the recently painted room ~ my heart skipped a beat and I thought ~ this is my space ✨
I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. I don’t have to ask for permission or just wing it and see if anyone will say anything 😅
I am extremely grateful for my 9 years at the church space where Serendipity started. They gave me the opportunity to have (at that time) a safe space to open the preschool program I had dreamed about opening for so long.
They were very facilitating, supportive and helpful for the first few years when I was building my program and we maintained a decent relationship during the years, that was until the last year and a half/two years, the support diminished greatly and ultimately they ended up pulling the carpet from underneath me and evicting me with just over a months notice, giving 32 families the bad news their children couldn’t come in September- and having to find alternate childcare. It was devastating for me to deliver the news.
At the time my world felt like it was ending and that my program may have to close indefinitely. I am a believer that things happen for a reason, however, in that moment I felted defeated and broken. And in the same breath I decided not to let them get the best of me. I went down with my head held high and determined.
We were fortunate enough to sell our family home and purchase again with the space to open my preschool from my home. This came with lots of stress, sadness, anger, resentment, and uncertainty.
Last night as I basked in the sunlight coming through the windows, I reflected on the last year when it all began and thought about how thankful I am for my blessings and this new space where I can feel safe, confident and extremely fortunate to offer Serendipity to this new community and those following me from Kelowna ❤️
Angela Roy, Early Childhood Educator
My family moved to Lake Country in November 2021. After 9 years of operating my preschool from downtown Kelowna, I opened up my preschool from my home in February 2022.
I will often post on my preschool Facebook page stories about my preschool and things we are doing etc. But then I decided I should utilize my webpage and start writing on here. I am in no means a professional writer, but wanted to give it a shot. There may be grammar and spelling mistakes, and I’m ok with that (please do not shame me for this!)
This is me, in the moment and sharing a part of my life alongside my preschool program. Feel free to comment and share your words with me if you choose. Happy reading ✨