Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Back from the black hole

Again, I must thank miao, for being so kind as to cry for me. THANK YOU, MY DEAR; ALL THE BEST WISHES FROM MY HEART TO YOU!!

And finally I found a good reason to be back, since my life has taken a complete turn. I have finally been able to quit my awful, passive, future-denied job and get back into what I'm really cut out to do, which happens to be teaching.

I'm currently working at a Middle school, trying to transmit some of my little literary knowledge into hard-headed, selfish, spoiled, irresponsible and rude 8th graders. (I know what you're gonna say: new job and she's already complaining!? What's the matter with this girl!) The fact is that, despite how exhausting it is, I must say I do love it. Even tough I got here in the middle of the school year, which is the toughest moment for a newcomer to take over, finally my skills and energy are at full use. My time is at last used to the last minute and my brain is aching to keep up with all the research and lesson preparation, which is the absolute opposite to the dullest year of my life. On the other hand, the wage is definitely better and now there are fringe benefits, which were non-existent at my previous job.

So, I took the leap, and decided that, if I'm gonna be stuck somewhere for the rest of my life (since I'm about to turn 35 the Mexican labor market is eager to mark me as "disposable"), I'd rather be stuck doing something I really love, and God granted me this blessing, and I am oh so grateful for it.

Greetings to everyone!!


Miao said...

Glad that you're finally back after a long hiatus!! I feel really happy for you that you now have a job you truly enjoy. :D

I've been learning German for quite some time now, though I'm still far from being proficient in it. I'm really interested in languages; and I'm learning German because most of my favourite philosophers, writers, luminaries and scientists are Germans! If I can master German, I'd like to learn Spanish too - I really love poets like Pablo Neruda and Octavio Paz - they write so beautifully. :)

I'm sure you'll be a very inspiring teacher, and hopefully some of your students will take a genuine interest in literature under your influence!!

The Usual Stuff said...

Well, thanks a lot, miao, for your nice comments. To be honest, I don't think these thick heads will ever get even a hint, busy as they are with their social lives, but I'll be satisfied if I manage to establish some classroom discipline by the end of the year! jajaja.
Any time you may need some help with your Spanish, I'll be glad to help. It is indeed a wonderful idea to integrate new knowledge into personal interests. Go for it, babe!

YosoyineS said...

Well, I'm really happy that you've got a teaching job!!!

Finally things are going well with you (at least with that).

I'm really happy, you came back, i was really missing you.

Kisses girl!!