So a week ago, I was unceremoniously terminated at my “temporary position” as a Visiting Professor (where my soon-to-be-ex boss refers to me as an Instructor). Interesting.
So I took the rest of the week off. (That way I could cry in the privacy of my bedroom and not over my desk like I was doing.) I took a “staycation” at a nice hotel to give myself a break. A “staycation”, if you don’t know, is the recession-friendly vacation at a local hotel to give the illusion that you are away without really being away.
My “away” included a manicure and pedicure appointment, a Swedish massage appointment, lots of libations in the room, and meals at the hotel’s restaurant every night. Luxurious and relaxing, yes. Epiphany-causing, not so much.
I was hoping to gain some perspective or direction that would lead me to my new chapter but I was sadly disappointed. Now I am just more calm in my indecision which makes it at worst.
So I attend my classes this week and administer Final Exams. The presentations the students have are interesting and eye-opening for me to watch. As an educator, you cover the goals that you feel is important and paramount to college essay-writing and American Literature. But then to see some of those same goals reflected back to you in student presentations explaining what they learned this semester is affirming. At least I taught them something.
Stay tuned for more posts.