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.