I do love fall.
We had the most amazing late summer this year. It didn’t start raining until the third week in October….a very unusual thing. I am trying to hold onto the warm feelings….Days of Rain scare me a little and the darkness that comes along with them.
When the wet does come and stay for awhile, my head will go to this hammock in Marfa, Texas. It was 80 degrees and I was with two amazing women who lit up my heart. Still relishing the time I had there with my West Texas girls!
I’ve been doing some thinking about stepping back into the classroom a little. I taught elementary school before my kids were born. I loved it and was good at it. Of course, I didn’t have my own children then, so I had the time to pour every ounce of energy (and waking moment) I had into creative lessons for the the kidlets. My mind is dwelling on it this week with so many visits to the school to pick up girl’s school work. There was even a little egging on from an old teacher friend still in the building.
This year I’ve been volunteering in a classroom of kids at a local high school. We work on life skills to help them in their quest to stay above water. I really, really like high school age kids. This is surprising to me because I always pictured myself working with the youngins’, but I think now that I’m older, I feel real affection for kids who are coming into who they are really going to be. I was very young on the first go-round of teaching and probably felt that high schoolers were not that far from where I was!
The stirrings are brewing a bit and I’m trying to get quiet to hear them. There has been a tremendous amount of stress and injured-kid-filled days lately…I’m trying my hardest to get my head on straight and do some deep thinking about the plans ahead.
What stirs in your heart this season, lovelies? Is there something that keeps popping up for you? How do you flush it out?