Today is a very important day, my friends. A personal watershed moment, if you will. Okay, it’s not that important, but right now it feels really big for me. Today, good readers, I am officially done with my fall term graduate courses. No more homework, no more commuting to the university in the middle of the school day, no more missing out on precious hours at my student teaching practicum, no more inane discussions of inapplicable theories. Nope nope nope.
Now, I like school. A lot. I want to be a teacher and spend the rest of my life in school. That’s how much I like it. This term I learned what it is like to hate school, and I will try to carry that with me as I move forward into my career. Sometimes school can be awful, and I don’t want to be a teacher who makes it that way. I still have one more grad class to finish up, but that’s not until January, so I’m still ignoring it.
And so I shall celebrate! I am beyond excited to get to focus fully on student teaching, without mundane coursework to bog me down. My courses weren’t that bad (well…they were pretty bad…), I just feel like I can learn so much more at my practicum. Yay for more time in a real classroom with real students!
I was so happy at the prospect of a tiny bit more free time, that I even went to the library and got a book to read for pleasure. I’ve read a couple chapters, and so far it’s great. It’s about Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, the couple executed for spying for the Soviets during the Cold War. I am a huge sucker for a good historical novel, and I can’t wait to dive into this one.
When I celebrate I go big, so I also went to a yarn store. I know, I know, I’m living dangerously, especially on a grad student’s budget. I went in with the intention of getting some yarn for a gift exchange gift (no pictures because it’s secret!), and walked out with that and more. I think I really needed/deserved the two fun Zauberball skeins from this awesome German yarn company. Well, at least that’s what I’m telling myself. The green one is destined for some fabulous socks. Any suggestions for the other? It was too pretty to pass up, and I’m open to ideas.
Alright, well I’m going to get back to knitting and reading and enjoying the few moments of free time I’ll allow myself before I need to concentrate on creating another lesson plan.