I am shocked. I really had no idea it had been this long since I'd posted.
I knew it had been a while... But 7 months? No, I did not know it had been that long.
I have been busy with classes and a new job. Being a mom and a wife. Trying to keep my house-hold running. Making some jewelry. Painting some.
I'm now working at the local library as a page, which means I put the books that people turn in back on the shelves. I alphabetize them, and then scoot around the library with my little wheelie cart and put them back. It's good, and I enjoy still working in literacy. I like that my job stays at work and that I don't come home all upset about giving kids detention for their recess behavior or ranting about the way my supervisor is making me teach. I love having instant access to books, and I have discovered so many new authors. I have more opinions about books, and I'm pretty current on what people actually read...
I MISS the kids, though. I miss talking to them and seeing their reading improve. I come home after being quiet for three or four hours and my family is always shocked at how much I need to talk. The worst part for me is that I now work on Sunday, which means that I miss half the church service... Really stinky. And I miss the time when you talk to people at the end of the service...
I have begun the process of becoming a certified teacher. First, I have to take the five or six classes I missed in English, then I'll take a test, then I'll be assigned a mentor and do a year of student teaching while taking a part time class load. I have a B.A. in Theatre, but nobody lets you just teach acting and direct shows unless you teach in a private school. I want to be certified to teach English and Theatre.
I also really want to teach art.... This involves a lot more work because I had almost no classes in the art program, just beginning drawing & painting and all my metal-smithing classes. If I just focused on the English I think I could be done pretty quick, but I've been trying to do both... I think I might be more likely to be hired if I was qualified for all three, and I'm feeling compelled to do it. I don't know why.... I hope God knows why.
I love the art, and after taking music, theatre, church and art history I have a rather unique perspective on the history of the world. I do not want to take a regular history course at this juncture, but I bet I'd have fun...
And so it goes.
4 days ago