Regaining My Feet
It’s been a while.
In the previous nine school years, I have taught a full schedule exactly one term. I was the scheduler, the programmer, for my small school. My 0.4 allowance was not generous, but comp time is comp, and I was not in the classroom. I told people that teaching was much harder than programming. But now I’m feeling it; I’m back to full time.
I’m a little nervous that my successor won’t do a good job (probably needlessly). I’m a little nervous that she will do a good job (what did they need ME for?) which is somewhere between silly and ridiculous. It is true that it took over two years to replace me.
But I’m mostly loving being back teaching five, and even loving the exhaustion at the end of a full day when I’ve really made a class go well. But no question, it is exhausting. Through September I did not fall behind. But I slept odd hours. I got sick. I paid insufficient attention to other responsibilities. And I stopped blogging.
But I’m back. We’ll see if it lasts.