I’ve been back in Philadelphia for two weeks. The past week and a half (and the next four) I’ve been in (unpaid) intensive training for nine hours a day plus hours of studying and related work afterwards (and sometimes before, like on Wednesday when I woke up at 4:30am to practice for an assessment). Today is the first day that I’ve had more than ten minutes to eat my lunch. There’s a lot I could complain about, but I’m still really excited to be here and I’m learning so much. Monday I start teaching reading in summer school to a class of 6th graders. Things are moving fast, maybe a little too fast for me to be comfortable, but someone wise once told me that, ‘if you’re comfortable (in life), you’re doing it wrong’.
So, here’s to it being Friday. Finally. I’m planning on sleeping in to at least 8am tomorrow morning. What luxury.