I am starting a new part-time job subbing in a local Catholic school in late January. I will only work about 3 hours per day and I will be teaching my loves, Literature and English. Of course, the teacher on maternity leave will leave me lesson plans, so my “creative” nature will have to take a back seat and get what she wants done accomplished.
I have not taught in elementary school in a very long time. That is where I had my first experience, and it was in a Catholic school, too. I then moved on to high school English and then to computer trainer with a government agency in DC. My life HAS been one of instruction so I feel I will be OK in this position, in spite of the fact that the teacher I am subbing for could be my grandchild. This should be an adventure, not just a memory of past times.
I also want to meet some new people who are a little like me. I know, from past experience, that there is not really anyone just like me. Most people I meet do not understand my need for adventure (for want of a better word). I have moved a lot in my adult life, and most of my friends accept this, but still wonder if I am a little weird. Of course, if I had not moved often, I never would have met most of them. I love meeting people who are different from me and who have lived a different life from mine. My high school friends are mostly Facebook friends now, because I have changed so much and they cannot accept it.
I really want this year to be monumental. I cannot afford to move again so I will have to “visit” new places and “create” new experiences. Although my new apartment is nice, it does not provide the “adventure” I need in my life. I will let you know how it is going, as it happens. There is a big world out there, and I can drive to some very interesting places. I will be “talking” to you soon, I hope, about new places and new friends.