And BOOM, it’s mid-February. 2014 has been exhausting thus far. Partly because I work in a field that has been changing since I entered it. The cyclical lulls of ebb and flow that most jobs have don’t exist in teaching. New York City teachers have to be in constant motion. A new teacher evaluation system, new national standards, and the role of standardized tests are huge burdens, not to mention just trying to teach the children, nurture their emotional development, and help build their social intelligence. By 3pm, I am ready to run home. By Thursday I’m usually spent, wrung out. And this winter weather has added to everyone’s ability to make the best of the day.
Unfortunately my dear blog has been mostly neglected during this winter hustle and bustle. But with a week off to decompress, I’m ready to spend more time with you, dear blog. And we’ll be back in the high life again. Steve Winwood.