Friday, May 29, 2009

Getting the Teacher Out of My System

The first week of summer vacation is drawing to a close. I am not yet accustomed to it. To tell the truth, I still feel pressured and harried. Granted, I have things to do this summer, but none of them are of the daily deadline variety. Probably I need to start getting up early (I've been sleeping in) and taking walks again to get open skies and rustling green leaves back into my system.

It's odd how easily we adjust to new identities. I've been Mrs. Lawson for 9 months. It's time to reacquaint myself with Lucinda/Cindy again, time to get back in touch with who I am at the core of me.

That sounds like such a horribly INFP thing to say!


alaiyo said...

Or such a *wonderfully* INFP thing! It does take time to shake the school year off, but I've found that for me it's a good thing to do so. That's why I don't teach summers, though I could make some decent money at the local community college. I need to readjust, reassess, remind myself that while this teacher thing is important, it isn't the end-all and be-all of who I am. And that makes it easier to go back in the fall.

Anonymous said...

Merry Summer! I hope you will do some creative writing and post it :).

Is that an ENFJ kind of wish?

GrumpyTeacher1 said...

Congratulations on completing your first year. It does get easier. Enjoy the green and quiet.

Cindy said...

Beth--Thank you for the confirmation that this is normal. We're enough alike that I really value what you've shared as sheer wisdom, my INFJ friend. :)

Randy--You know, I have done absolutely NO creative writing since last August, despite teaching a class of it. One of my most admired and influential teachers once said that a writing teacher who doesn't write is a fraud. I stand convicted. Yes, you're right; I need to write some creative stuff and post it. Maybe I can get some initial inspiration from some of that fascinating and beautiful artwork you've been posting.

GT--Thank you for the reassurance and the encouragement. Maybe you can get out in some of that green with me a bit this summer. I would love that.

Anonymous said...

well... get to writin' :) I would LOVE it if you wrote the "backstory" to one of my drawings.

OMG(osh) that would be amazing! No pressure though :)

Anonymous said...

Good Idea Randy! What do you think Cindy?

Cindy said...

Anonymous--I think I would like to know who you are. I'm guessing Jordan, yes?

The backstory to one of Randy's pieces or artwork would be fun to do. Some of them, as a matter of fact, have had stories for a long time in my head. Rather, they've had meanings and personalities and characters. My hesitation is that I do not expect my interpretation of them will fit exactly with Randy's, and I would hate to disappoint him.