Friday February 23rd

I made it to Friday. I am giving a vocab test with my 6th graders today, so I have that planned, and there’s a no tardy party for 7th graders 7th period so that only leaves my class from hell 5th. I am going to make them work on vocabulary for the “new unit” that I have yet to make up. FML. I managed to get to school really early today. I have a lot of stuff I need to talk to Lisa about this week.  I need to talk to her about going back to school- what I should do- the admin program, or just go back and be a nurse. I could keep going to school and be a nurse practioner. I should have done that 20 years ago when I first had the idea. I have just had a really bad week. All the shit with the goddam governor trying to take our pension away, worrying about that, my daily struggle with teaching kids that don’t give a shit about learning anything, my heart breaking for some of their home situations, The kids of generational poverty really are the kids I prefer. I do love them, but it is so hard. I have never had a job that I loved so much that I wouldn’t dare leave. I wonder how many people do have that. I am not an entrepreneur like Joy. I could never start a business. I don’t want to and I would be scared. I need a job where someone pays me. I just need to talk to Lisa about it all. Financially, it would not be a good idea to change fields. I’m not even sure it’s a good idea to go back to school for my admin. I don’t know what to do. Story of my goddam life. 

One thought on “Friday February 23rd”

  1. Dearest JK Swimming,

    If you want to go back to school, I say you do it. If its something you really want to do, you’ll find a way to make it happen. That is something I am still learning in life. I know it sounds like a bunch of hoopla, and something a stranger says to another. Just want you to know that I really am cheering for you.

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