I'm sitting on my back porch and the thought "I wish school would start" comes to mind.
Yes, I know. "What the hell are you thinking?" Well, I probably wouldn't be thinking that if I had won the Utah State lottery*. Idle Rich may be fun, but Idle Broke isn't.
Now I remember one of the reasons I liked working at the Chevron during the summer. Not only did it give me extra money in my pocket, but the work itself, and the money it generated gave me something to do.
So it all boils down to the fact that I am actually excited to start school again. I'm looking forward to working with some people I truly like working with**, and getting to meet a whole bunch of new people. That's one of the things I like about teaching in general, every year I get to work with a different group of students. I like learning about people and developing new relationships, even if it is at a rate of 50 minutes a day for only 9 months.
And even though I'm going to be working with a new faculty, there will be a lot of familiar faces. I worked with the principal and one of the counselors for 7 years before, at two previous schools. The new vice principal is coming from the same school that I am. I've worked with 2 of the custodians at 2 different schools, with the front office secretary for couple years, and I've worked with 2 of the teachers before. So it's going to be a mixture of meeting up with old friends and making new ones.
So yeah, chide me if you want to, but I'm ready for the new year. And I'm willing to admit it.
*The Utah State lottery is run by, and benefits, the state of Idaho. Officially, it is the Idaho State lottery, but since about a third of all tickets are sold in a small town right across the Utah/Idaho border, I think Utah deserves some of the credit.
**That doesn't mean I don't miss working with you readers out there that I used to work with.