For being such a realist/pessimist, I sometimes surprise myself with my optimism.
Take last January, for example.
Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a post, which I admitted at the time was written with “wide-eyed optimism.” You can read it here if you’re interested. In it I listed my badass resolutions for 2016.
Yeah. That happened.
On the fairly optimistic side, I did follow through on some of the resolutions, and I’m proud of that. Continue reading
Being unemployed has allowed me the opportunity to reconnect with friends I haven’t heard from in months or even years. The non- or former teachers have more time to talk, so we’ve met for lunch or dinner or coffee. Those who are still teaching are a lot busier, so it’s been a lot of text messages or Facebook Messenger.
So late one night a few weeks ago I sent a quick message to a teacher friend, not expecting a reply until after school the next day. To my surprise Continue reading
If this were a work of fiction, last year’s job loss and unemployment might have still happened. But then things would have fallen into place, a new job would appear, and the teacher would make a victorious comeback. Last year’s reality would be nothing more than memory. Not preparation for the next battle.
This is not fiction. Continue reading
It’s been a rough few days.
Well, honestly, it’s been a rough year, personally and professionally.
And nothing’s getting better. Continue reading
Growing up I was a straight A student. Even the possibility of a B was enough to put me in a panic and a state of depression. It was okay for others to get a B…but not me. It felt like failing.
I may be an adult, but I feel like I’m failing a lot these days. Continue reading