I've been thrown in the deep end without a lifejacket, and I don't know how to swim.
I used to know how to swim, but have spent the last three years floating in a very plush yacht.
Swimming was not necessary.
So now I'm re-learning how to swim.
The last week and a half have been stressful. It's not even the teaching math and science that's stressing me out. It's all the other things that go along with having your own homeroom, not knowing all the rules and procedures, and being new to the city.
But it's getting better.
A few completely random observations:
- I hate getting up so dam early, it makes me sick (literally).
- I hate morning traffic and the daily accidents I see on the highway.
- My hands are dirty all day, despite washing them several times.
- My students make me smile, except the ones being little fuckheads.
- Teachers don't get paid enough.
- I have no idea how much I'm getting paid, but I know it's not enough.
- I'm still waiting for my contract to arrive, because of this I most likely won't get paid when everyone else does.
- Thank god for Tim Horton's.
- I have the ghetto classroom with the massive hole in the ceiling. It rained today. So we used 3 buckets to collect the leaks.
- I love my car. Have yet to take a picture of it...too busy.
- Autumn is here, and it might snow on Friday.
- Perogies are delicious.