First Day of Classes Tomorrow

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!


About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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2 Responses to First Day of Classes Tomorrow

  1. lizardqueen says:


    Many many thank you’s…

  2. Steph says:

    We had a brilliant first day.

    I, too, love the fresh start of a school year.

    You’re not alone in the missing of work. I think I told you I missed the rhythm, routine, and commeraderie of work mightly after about, oh, a week of being home with B.

    I tried everything, even working from home, driving in a couple of times a week, just to stay in that warm, cozy, “I know what’s coming next” world.

    Listen, my dear friend, everything will change, and some of it is almost (pick your expletive) harder than you think you can tolerate.

    So, find peace in silent snuggles with Daniel, rely on your hubby almost more than he can bear, and call your mama-lady friends to sniffle and sob.

    We all know this well… the circumstances will, of course, be unique to you, but the emotions, and the exhaustion, and the utterly confounding love for your baby, which makes the 1st two so difficult to live with, are so very normal.

    Many, many hugs. It’ll be alright

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