Saturday, 22 August 2020

End of Summer Slump

Back to school this week, but I'm not sure how long I'm going to last among the germ-ridden first graders when the schools all have a strict policy of no attendance if you're ill. I took a girl to the nurse yesterday for a runny nose which was shared with me I'm sure as she wept over me to be sent home in the first week of school.  I'm sure I won't last long either. 

I had my interview and I'm not sure where I stand. I doubt I'll get it, they really want someone with different skill set than me. And I'm not really bothered if I don't get it because it's less editing and more managing which isn't really what I want to get into. Though earning real money would be nice for a change.

I've enjoyed working as a teaching assistant this week, much more than I was as a middle school teacher last year. I'm not sure if it's the age group or being able to actually work one on one with kids a bit more rather than trying to speak to the masses. We'll see how things go. I wish I knew what I want to be when I'm grown up. Substituting has been a good option to try things out though.

I'm struggling with motivation this week with my writing. I see so many writers being awarded this and that, publishers and art bodies offering opportunities I can't take advantage of because of where I live, so I feel I'm just spinning my wheels, wondering why am I bothering. I'm sure it's just a blip and I will get a burst of enthusiasm again. My writing group stayed up late chatting online last night and that helped. I'm happy to have their life line. 

It's raining today after several really hot days. I need an indoor day just to relax, but I really want to get out to my allotment and start sorting it for winter. I can see hints of autumn everywhere, heard the ghostly calls the Barnacle Geese flying overhead last night through a dark, opened window. That sound always makes me want to run away myself, but since I can't I want to prepare for what is coming. 

I've had a poem appear in ang(st) for their Distanced 2.0 issue. They've got a call out for Distanced 3.0 and their Hair issue, if you're looking for somewhere to submit. Their quick response and turn around time is a major plus. 

So if you want me I'll be curled up under a blanket on the couch with a cup of tea. Enjoy

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