Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Something has to give

Ever get yourself so wound up in a tight ball that you feel you could be bounced from New York to Detroit and back and never feel the effects?

That is me right now.

I have this tremendous amount of creative energy right now, but I only have so many hours in the day (and so many resources) to utilize it. The rest of the time, I am wiping noses or telling someone to get ready for school or getting lunch around or preparing for class or whatever.

I have decided that I am no longer going to teach class at this institution anymore. I don't like the format, and I don't like giving people "busy" work just to keep them in their seats for 4 hours a night. I have too much respect for the students, who are all adults with jobs and lives and kids, to just keep them there. If I finish with the material, then we are done. If I finish with the material in 2 hours and not 4, then we are done. But then you get these notes in the newsletter that it has been "observed" that the evening classes have been letting out early. Well, that is directed at me specifically. The other profs keep their students until 10. And what are they doing during that time? Busy work. Or listening to their prof talk about nothing that pertains to the work at hand.

See ... and if I let this one thing go, I think I will be a happier person. I will be able to actually work at night, and have the weekends free. I will actually be able to take over a lot of the stuff that Ace has had to handle. Does this mean I want to stop teaching altogether? No. Just not there anymore. I guess I have a difficult time taking directive from a "boss" who says things like "I seen that coming."

A lot of my mind this morning. Plus I have to help my friend Jacque this morning, but also have to get one dropped off at preschool and the other dropped off at Kindergarten for a field trip.

I want to open up a yarn store. I just want to have that ability.

Man ... too many things going on in my head this morning. What should be going through it is this case I am working on.

So off to work I go.... Hi Ho Hi Ho....

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Anonymous Robin said...

Ohh..give up the teaching?? REally??
You just need to come to another institution..
Hey, I have my first customer (victim) so let's get this thing going so I can charge her money! LOL
Got lots of creative build up myself and now, my stuff is officially over for the semester. Grades are due in about 1 hour!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Knitting Maniac said...

Well, I want to give up teaching at THAT place. Not teaching altogether. I would rather go to a place where it isn't so intense.

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Jacque said...

"I seen that coming." That pretty much sums it up right there doesn't it. Let me guess he "seen" it coming and had a pretty good "ideal" that you'd be leaving.

11:09 PM  

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