And I’m looking forward to it.
Perhaps because I know that I’ll be gone on leave a handful of weeks from now (with my life totally transformed with Daniel — “It’ll be so different,” as the wife of my martial arts teacher — and mother of two teenage boys — told me today), so I’m appreciating the beginning of the semester more.
Perhaps because I’ve redesigned my three subjects — Composition I (one section), Composition II (three sections), and World Literature II (one section) and actually will *miss* the six weeks that I’ll be out because I can imagine just how cool the redesign is, and I’ll be sorry to miss any moment of it.
Perhaps because it’s been a rough summer, emotionally and psychologically-speaking — the roughest summer in my entire life — that the time-consuming routine of a busy semester, and the nurturing and gung-ho environment of fellow colleagues and students, will be a Godsend.
These reasons, and others that I haven’t even imagined yet…
It almost reminds me of my student days, when I could hardly wait for my first day of school.
For all of my readers who are teachers, may your semester and school year be a good and enjoyable one!