This week as we share our caffeinated beverages (mine would be a southern style sweet tea today), I’d tell you that things are relatively calm. I’m writing again, and that’s positive. I wrote a poem that I posted yesterday (technically wrote it the day before), and I even began working on my novel again.
This week, if we were catching up over coffee, mine would be Irish! You know, with a little Bailey’s in it. And I’d still be in my pj’s even though it’s nearly dinner time.
Because it’s Spring Break, and I don’t have anywhere that I have to be!!!
Seriously, though, I do have lots to talk about and lots to do, just I’m enjoying that I don’t have to do it in a rushed manner like most weekends. I can stay up late if I want to and sleep in if I need to. It’s going to be glorious!
Who would have thought that five years would see so much change, and yet so much stay the same!
Five years ago today, I started writing about my life in a very small town, as a new teacher, aware that I was too progressive for the area I was in, and thinking that my blog would be my way of dealing with the pressures of being so liberal in such a conservative, backwoods area.
I fully expected this to be like Dangerous Minds, but in the country.
I started the new year hot and heavy with more postings in a week than I have ever done before. It’s been fun, actually writing and knowing that people were paying attention to what I have to say. This week, however, I’ve been a little MIA. Some of you may remember that I have been taking a little break from teaching. I’ve been struggling with my place in the world. I had lost faith in myself.
I lost faith in myself in a lot of areas, but especially in teaching.
I had lost faith so much, I was thinking about giving up. I was also thinking about teaching from home. I think that is still a big part of the master plan, but for the moment, I just need a real job again. The tutoring has been nice, I like my kiddos, but it’s also been a hassle as I don’t live in the same area anymore, and I haven’t moved my tutoring to my new area… partially because I’m in a smaller area. Continue reading