I feel like I am always apologizing for my lack of consistency, and yet I always breakdown and wait forever between posts. There is something running through my veins that tells me to overload my plate or I won’t be happy. That’s just the way of things with me, I suppose. I am, as usual, going to try to do better.
Anyways, my life has been more than hectic. I have spent a great deal of my time in the car. I commute an hour one way to work every day. It is mentally draining to spend that much time in the car. I definitely am not a fan. Teaching is hard, which I always knew it would be.
I had the worst day thus far this past Friday. It was bad enough that at six o’clock tonight I was panicking about having to go to school tomorrow. When my husband asked what was wrong, (he always knows. Always.), I didn’t want to tell him because I was embarrassed. I felt like I was being stupid. How can one bad day make me not want to go back? He said, “Casey, you love those kids. Of course you want to go back.”
He was right. Of course I want to go back. I do love those kids. And one bad day is not going to dissuade me from doing what I love, which is teaching.
One thing that I don’t love, however, is the seventh grade mindset. It is a different animal. I still haven’t figured out what to do with them. Their inconsistency makes me feel like I’m losing my mind. I never know what they will act like. I have had a few success stories though. Those small successes are the only things that are giving me hope.
Well, now that you are somewhat caught up, let’s talk about the blogs future. I’m going to be blogging about a lot of things from now on. Some of the topics include writing, reading, good books, teaching, insights into the minds of junior high students, and other related topics. I also might post the occasional piece of fiction of my own, and maybe if I have some really fantastic student writing, I might see about posting their work on here. With their parents permission of course.
I’m not exactly positive where I am headed. I don’t know what the future holds for me. What I do know, is that I love writing. I love writing this blog and reading good books. I love telling stories and teaching. Those things that I love, have to once again become priorities. I have to do some things for myself, and I have to start somewhere. Before I know it, I will be old and wishing I had done some of the things I always said I would do. What better day to start than today.
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