Where have I been?

I started this blog so I could write.  I am ashamed to say my last post on this blog was December 2012. That is disgraceful!  Of course, I have excuses.  I was working full time.  Now I am back to my most important full time job — mother.  I was busy, but not busy enough that I couldn’t write.  Imagine a whole year without writing.  I started this blog as my way to vent about things that make me ponder, muse or just plain make me upset.  It was a good outlet.  Then I started working.  My outlet became my coworkers.  We would rejoice over a student that came in with stellar placement scores or bemoan the student that was never prepared.  My fellow academic advisors became my work family.  Now, I am home with my family.  I miss that work family.  I still keep in touch with some of them. Occasionally, I get an email asking if I will clean out the refrigerator (wise guy!).  Then I think do I miss the day to day job. I can unequivocally say no. I really don’t.  I really did enjoy working especially helping students along their educational journey, but I don’t really miss it at all.  I substitute taught for four and half days at the end of the school year.  It was frustrating and rewarding.  Being a substitute teacher is not difficult, but it is not easy.  I enjoyed those four and half days.  I really enjoyed being back in the classroom.  I often think if I would like to go back and become a certified teacher.  The answer is no.  I started off my college career following the secondary education track, but it didn’t work out for me. I got sick and barely made it to graduation.  Being a substiute gives me the opporotunity to put into practice what I learned all those years ago, but I don’t have to deal with evaluations, parents, etc…  It really is a good gig.  So that’s where I’ve been.  My goal is to write about whatever makes me muse or rant about.  So Musings of a Banana is back and it feels good.

2 thoughts on “Where have I been?”

  1. I think I would agree about being a substitute and not having to deal with all that other stuff.
    Welcome back :)
    I’m still trying to catch up on my blog after we moved last August.

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