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Over the Hump

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 6:11 PM


("why you wanna go and do that?"
remember that joint? Q-Tip. LOVED it!)


so tomorrow is thursday, and i spent the better part of today (who am i kidding?), i spent the WHOLE day at home...loving it. my voice, or lack there of, gave me an excuse to play hooky from work. i mean, it's hard to work an urban classroom with no voice, so i fell back. being home ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS makes me miss not being here full time.

when i first had the munchkin and was on maternity leave i absolutely dreaded going back to work. i searched high and low for something i could do from home, but who was i kidding, i needed the stability of my job. beloved had just gotten locked up, and we didn't know what we were looking at. so i did the grown-woman thing, and put my needs/wants last.

i can't really say that i LOVE teaching. there are things that i love about it, things that i hate, and things that frustrate the hell out of me, but overall? do i feel like it's my "calling", my "true passion"? not so much. i mean, i totally see myself teaching is SOME capacity, but not middle school. at the end of this year i am going to start searching for a gig at a high school. perhaps slightly older students will bring a welcomed change and give me some new perspective. i shouldn't dread going to work. not that i DREAD it, but i should be looking forward to it.

don't get me wrong, i'm thankful i have a job and i don't treat my students as if they are just a pay check. even though i'm not happy every single day, i still realize the weight of my job. there are things they need to know before stepping out of my classroom, and i break my neck to make sure they learn them.

but am i happy?

8 Response to 'Over the Hump'

  1. a changed mind Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/02/over-hump.html?showComment=1235652480000#c3658755040170790513'> Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:48:00 AM

    hey i have been following your blog for awhile and i admit i was skeptical at first but you have grown on me :) keep your head up i too, used to be a teacher as well and i worked for the government in guam,germany,japan,italy and brussels, there is a DESPERATE need for teachers within the department of defense. i got a civilian id card and even lived on some of the bases with other soldiers and their families and the money is VERY DECENT they'll pay your living expenses and relocation. i mean get out girl, see the world ... check out www.dodea.edu if you are looking for something new...if you are not interested let some of your fellow educators know maybe they will check it out.

     

  2. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/02/over-hump.html?showComment=1235702280000#c7298742265663352361'> Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:38:00 PM

    a changed mind: glad you have been following for a while. also, thank you for the suggestion. i'm not sure i'm ready to pack up the kid & move to some distant land, but i will surely share this info w/ my co-workers. thanks again.

     

  3. Mango Mama Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/02/over-hump.html?showComment=1235781540000#c6025785256543191633'> Friday, February 27, 2009 4:39:00 PM

    TPW, I'd been humming this song all day before heading over to your blog... what a wonderful surprise!

     

  4. Lovebabz Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/02/over-hump.html?showComment=1236130260000#c6436477213922435022'> Tuesday, March 03, 2009 5:31:00 PM

    This was Janet's foray into neo soul...on the heels of Ericka Badu who took the industry by storm with her neo soul vibe...that was actually her vibe. LOL!

    Search your heart and soul for your passion. You can take it on as you hold down your guberment job...:)

    Tap into that creative space. This is the season of Lent...a time to blend creativity with spirituality.

     

  5. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/02/over-hump.html?showComment=1236354840000#c3261789143533704060'> Friday, March 06, 2009 7:54:00 AM

    have a great weekend rawdawgbuffalo

     

  6. Rethabile Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/02/over-hump.html?showComment=1236588480000#c3616876447700421041'> Monday, March 09, 2009 1:48:00 AM

    Love that song. The clip is so '60s South Africa...

    Cool

     

  7. susan Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/02/over-hump.html?showComment=1236666840000#c8619073481477351327'> Monday, March 09, 2009 11:34:00 PM

    Middle school is the hardest so my teacher friends have told me. I couldn't imagine ms, high school, yeah. Challenges, yes, but I relate to them better even though they have a way of wearin' your last nerve.

    I should mention I run a community library at a local non-profit for at risk girls. I work with all girls.

     

  8. susan Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2009/02/over-hump.html?showComment=1236666960000#c794553543544700258'> Monday, March 09, 2009 11:36:00 PM

    Rethabile? Figures. lol Know I know you must be good people. R rocks.