Yup, it’s the first day of the fall semester. And guess who is only a teacher this time around and not a student? This girl! Wooooooo!!!!!! (I’ll replace the widget on the side one of these days. It still feels too good to take it down quite yet.)
I had been feeling strange lately, like there were things I should be doing, so I couldn’t do the stuff I wanted to because of this weird ‘other’. Then it hit me – the things I felt like I should be doing, I don’t have to do anymore. Ever again. (no doctorate, thankyouverymuch) It hardly seems real. The last time I wasn’t a student (or at least in progress on a degree) was early 2004. I took a break from summer of 2006-summer of 2007, but there was still the “you should be working on it” lingering over me. And now, I’m done and then some.
Really, I cannot express how glad I am that I’m not having to read pages of academic-speak and come up with intelligent-sounding things to say about it.
Another new thing about this semester is that I am now teaching English Composition I. Before, I was teaching developmental writing only. I have a huge section of students, so I hope I’m good at it. :)