and we’re off, the school year starts and we jump in…

Whoa. Things got a little busy there. Between finishing the mural, printing and researching all the information i needed to know before printing on wood and the whole taking care of 2 small humans, I guess I forgot to write.

I think I was also feeling a little overwhelmed.

My last entry was a little sad. The summer is gone, the teaching year is here. I think every teacher gets a little crazy with self doubt and anxiousness around this time of year: “How will my classes go?” “What if I forgot how to teach?” “Is my room/lesson plan/road map ready?” “What am I gonna wear?” These are the thoughts that travel through my mind on top of the, “how will my baby do without me?” “what if I start leaking milk while teaching?” “will my mom be totally overwhelmed by both boys?”

The thing is, every year, to some degree, we all have to just jump in. And I think I like the ‘jump in’ part of teaching. It’s full of action, and trying something and forward movement. AND, if things don’t go so well, at least it makes for great stories afterward. I just hope my stories don’t end with “and the baby cried all day without me” or “my whole shirt was soaked” or “I can’t do this”.

So lately:

mural project, Whidbey Island, WA

::Jamfest:: Canton Alley, International District, Seattle

custom tree for thumbprint wedding guestbook

So I guess that starts the catch up. There will be more another day. I think I’ve decided to keep this blog going, for now. It started as a summer project, but it has been a fun place to chronicle our adventures.

Next time? Dinner Club snapshots, more from Canton Alley and maybe even San Diego (oh the catching up I have to do:)

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One response to “and we’re off, the school year starts and we jump in…

  1. I jumped in today. (Insert all kinds of curse words here.) Every year, it is so damn hard. But we are doing this, yes, and in some small microscopic way (despite the crappy clothes I show up in or your milk-soaked shirt) we will make a difference somewhere.

    And if not, there’s always beer. :)

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