So far, I've managed to keep myself incredibly busy and I don't see much respite in the near future. Hehe. Being a teacher is so incredibly demanding and this realization is coming from someone who is used to working under high stress conditions as a lawyer. Perhaps I got lucky, since I was able to essentially leave my work at the office, when I was a judicial law clerk. There was a clear separation between work and home. I actually had time to myself every evening and, unless there was a big case, the same was usually true on the weekends. Not so with teaching, though. My work is never done.
I've only been teaching for the past year, but it didn't take me long to appreciate the work that teachers do. Teachers are so under appreciated. They really are. The best teachers are the ones who are prepared. Hours of preparation is required for each lesson they teach and they are not compensated for those hours. They're only compensated for the time that they spend in the classroom. Even a lawyer is compensated by the hour for her time researching, drafting, making phone calls. I can't imagine being compensated solely for time spent in the court room. The thought is crazy, right? Teachers don't get billable hours. Hehe. So, yeah. It has been quite an adjustment. I was so busy on Friday that I didn't give a single thought to my hobby--my creative outlet and stress reliever. Hence, the dark skies.
I was holed up in a coffee shop, wildly hammering out a lesson on my laptop and blasting drum and bass through noise cancellation headphones. My task was to come up with interesting ways to help international law students understand the inner workings of the lender-borrower relationship; the consequences for default and remedies available to priority lenders. Dry stuff, am I right? Haha. The hardest part of teaching is figuring out how to make each lesson engaging, relevant and meaningful.
I was so caught up in that endeavor that I didn't notice the sun's descent. >_< Hehe. These photos were taken in a rush, I'm afraid. So, I apologize, if it's difficult to make out what I've got on. Do I look cold and tired and hungry? Well, I was all those things! Haha. I still managed to look cute, though, right? ;P~
Anyway, I've always been a bit of a work-a-holic and old habits die hard. If I'm not busy, I feel useless.
I like having problems to solve. The more complex, the better. That being said, a tired and hungry brain is of no use to anyone. Right now, my brain is hungry for pizza and beer. Haha. See you, next time! <3
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