So here we are.
Last year, after I completed the Slice of Life for the first time, I thought I’d keep writing. I didn’t commit to myself that it would be every day or anything, but I thought for sure I would keep writing.
So here we are. I haven’t written in a year. I have plenty of excuses. But if I fast forward through last spring and summer, and get to the beginning of this school year, my excuses actually hold water. Well to me, anyway.
This is my 15th year teaching. And this year is crushing me. I have the most difficult class, academically and behaviorally, that I’ve ever had. Making it through the day with my sanity intact is only possible because of my amazing co-teacher. I also began my journey to National Board Certification, and I am the teacher liaison for our cohort. Wait, there’s more! I am part of the negotiation team in my district and we are working on bargaining our new contract. On top of all this I have a home, and a man, and kids, and dogs and…………..
When I looked at my screen earlier today…again and again…then read some other slices so I could avoid writing mine, I wondered why I got myself into this–one more “obligation” to which I have to divvy up my time.
One thing is for sure: I’m not a quitter. So I am going to honor this commitment and let it help me realize how much I enjoyed it last time.