Sick again? Can this new teacher catch a break instead of a virus?

My education career started sickly. First full week with students? COVID-19. Mandatory five-day quarantine. Fine. Back to work. I’m the teacher. I’m a learner. Things I’ve learned so far. I can make what I think is an eloquent point about Albert Einstein and people’s desire to make fun of other’s mistakes and I am mostContinue reading “Sick again? Can this new teacher catch a break instead of a virus?”

Anxiety over a new job is a weird game of ‘What’s in the box?’

Anticipation used to be joyful. I remember being so excited for Christmas Day that I would go to bed and try to make myself sleep at 4 p.m. and magically make Christmas come faster. It never worked, but the strategy seemed solid at the time. In middle age, anticipation is dreadful. Every unknown carries aContinue reading “Anxiety over a new job is a weird game of ‘What’s in the box?’”

A throughly restless spring break

One day, hopefully soon, I will write an update and it will be lovely. I’ll talk about my new teaching job and how I’m looking forward to it. I’ll go on about how well my arthritic knees are responding to aquatic therapy. I might have even lost a few pounds. Surely my mental health willContinue reading “A throughly restless spring break”