-The week of August 17th
Dear readers, the title is fitting because I am indeed “Away Up Yonder.” I “moved” to a town in the Upper-Midwest of the US this past week. This adventure of sorts is different for me than other activities I had been involved with in the past, namely living and working protractedly in another place other than in the West. I am leaving out the exact locations for privacy concerns, although I am open to discussing my new job.
I will be working as a Floating Teacher for grades 1st-6th in a Catholic school and will be picking up various subjects for each homeroom teacher of those grades. It will definitely be a different occupation than from what I am used to. I am happy that it is not too far from my Customer Service skill set, but yet so different. I am nervous, excited, thrilled and exhilarated by this new stage in my life.
-September 5th, 2015
I survived the first week of school. I laugh at myself for being so paranoid about how things will go. I have a tendency to worry about the effects of something before it actually happens. Believe it or not, the first day turned out really well, as well as the subsequent days. Teaching seems so natural to me, at least I think it does. My colleagues and boss are great to work with and for. I’ve been so conscious of being prepared that when it came for this or for that class, it was essentially a breeze, in terms of administering the lesson and managing the flow of the class.
Let’s see if I can say the same thing in 6 months.
-September 13th, 2015
Today is my dad’s 60th birthday!!! A massive shout out of wishes to my dad!! I love you, more than you know.
I Skyped with my family and “celebrated” his birthday that way. I can’t imagine him being 60, he doesn’t look that old at all! Ah, such is fleeting the passage of time.
Pretty soon, I’ll be 4/16 of a hundredth-year-old, and I can get to call Neil Young’s song, Old Man, my own. And A*hem, Jeff, you can’t always claim this song to be yours! :)
|The restaurant Owner (?) had taken this picture of the faculty and Admins. during the Teacher Meeting before school started.|