ready, set, GO!

I wrote this on Saturday morning before I EVER taught a class on my own before…it went really well, but here are some of the thoughts that were going through my head that morning.

Saturday, August 28th, 2010. 6:15 am.
It’s dark outside. The parking lot lights are radiating their yellow haze through the bedroom window. There are few sounds. I can hear crickets and a few birds. These few sounds comfort me as I get ready for my day. Shower. Get dressed. Make-up (today’s a big day). Put bag together: computer, textbooks, photocopied syllabi and grammar tests, plan book, cell phone, wallet. Make lunch: tuna fish and pickle sandwich (my mother’s fault), a granola bar and water. Dry hair.Breakfast: yogurt, best coffee ever compliments of Velo coffee and my new French press. Put on shoes. Check for keys. And I’m off. Off to the world of teaching. Today marks the first day of my teaching career. My heart races as I think of the people I will meet. These students are going to become an integral part of my life at Chatt. State, and I am anxious to meet them for the first time. I am also nervous because sometimes I have this strange tendency to say things without thinking and then people think I am crazy…which is odd, because anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that I am not crazy… It begins today, and I think I am ready, but only time will tell….

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