So I am going to teach summer school. It's a month long, just enough time to earn extra money and still enjoy July and most of August. I am still in school adding authorizations to my credential. Got myself in over my head with extra duty this year. I will NOT do that next year. It's not a matter of needing extra money. It's a matter of killing idle time. I don't do well with down time, but my health needs attention. When someone says they are too busy to exercise DON'T take that for granted. Maybe in some cases there is truth to that statement. My days were 12+ hours long. Some teachers say that in order to keep teaching, and maintain their sanity they need the summer. I say in order to keep teaching and maintain my sanity I need my personal time, which I don't have right now.
Will I always be a student? I certainly hope not. Don't get me wrong I want to be a lifelong learner, so long as it doesn't interfere with my LIFE!!!... Still haven't taken the time to schedule my surgery. Not having any more kids....but still? Going under the knife means recovery time. Maybe next summer?
I wanna run, and work on my calligraphy...think I am going to pay for a private tutor at an art school to advance my calligraphy. That sounds so fun. I wanna take sewing lessons too...I sew, but haven't in a few years. My daughter and I are going to San Diego in July too...
I love the life of a teacher. Many rewards, both in the classroom and out. If I only have moments of sanity I am having one right now. I have been in the workforce for over 20 years. For those of you just starting...keep searching for your niche. It is out there. You will be rewarded if you keep looking. It's like buried treasure. You'll find it.
Congratulations Class of 2014. I will miss you. Keep doing wonderful things.