Newsflash: I’m happy :). And no, it’s not a Droopy kind of happy, it’s a happy kind of happy. I started my high school residency today, and I really like the kids and the teacher. Sadly, the kids won’t do any work at home, but at least they participate in class and they are very respectful. Of course these aren’t the ideal teaching conditions, but they aren’t the worst teaching conditions, either.
I’m beginning to think the universe is on a quest to drive me crazy. Today I came across a teacher I had a couple of years ago, and he asked if I’m going to graduate as a Licenciada en Letras, which, according to the research I’ve done, is the equivalent of a M.A. degree in other countries. He’s completely obsessed with research and thinks teaching is for losers, but at least he’s cunning enough not to say it straight in your face (you got to have some respect for such a twisted intelligence.) Whereas I don’t share his views on teaching (good thing, otherwise there would be no teachers in the world), I do want to get another degree, and it implies just a few more subjects besides the ones I’ve already done. He told me of some very interesting scholarships I can apply for, and I’ve had a few ideas for my thesis going around my head for a while. So, apparently, I’ll take up another bunch of work, because I don’t have enough on my plate already.
So you know, people, if I ever disappear, look for me beneath the pile of books, papers and class plans. Strangely enough, though, I’m really excited about everything I’m doing, and it seems the more I have to do, the more I actually get done. I even had time to edit a few shots from Sunday tonight, so -yay!- I’m posting today. I’m still staring at these pictures and trying to process that this is the same beach I’ve photographed countless times this year, where the wind’s always blowing and the sea’s never calm. Like I said, crazy stuff happens around me lately, including stunning weather conditions. I knew 2011 would be my year, I knew it!