Who do you know who actually likes their job? I mean, someone who on most days is happy to be going to work. Who doesn’t leave home in the morning with dread in their heart. ME. I’m that person. Of course, that’s really easy to say tonight when it’s Friday night and I’m on vacation for a week. But it’s true regardless. But equally true, there are days when I think that if the day doesn’t go faster so I can get the hell out of dodge I’ll slap myself.
What’s not to like? High school students who arrive at school every morning eager to learn and then share their knowledge with others, co-workers who have shared a tiny office that used to be a closet for 15 years and are still close friends? WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULDN’T LIKE THAT JOB!
Okay, okay. Maybe some students are really sleepy first period. Maybe some have just broken up with their significant other and don’t want to be in class. Maybe some wish their parents weren’t forcing them to learn English. Maybe the universal truth of teenage rebellion is playing out in my classroom. Maybe they make me want to pull my quickly turning grey hair out sometimes. But they’re great kids and I love working with them.
The strange thing about my fellow office/closet sharing friends is that for real, four of us have shared an office-that-used-to-be-a-closet for 15 years. And we get along really well. What a gift that is.
So no work for a week….HAPPY VACATION. WOOHOO!!