Has anyone else every been responsible for coming up with deep thoughts on a weekly basis for others to read? If so, then you know it is not that easy. So this week I am not doing that. I am going to write about what I am stressed about.
First, I have started my new job. I officially finished working at the local Lawn Doctor this past Friday. The new job is going well and I am gradually been molded into whatever a teacher is supposed to look like. I have very limited knowledge on how to complete the lesson plan template that we have but I do know how to teach-sort of. So my nerves are mainly shot when it comes to ensuring I practice legal and productive classroom management. The paperwork will fall into place as I go. Surely that don’t expect me to be 100% right out of the hatch.
Second, I start my Master’s coursework to become a certified teacher August 15. That gives me two weeks to get into a groove with school, making time for my wife and kiddo, mowing on the side to make more money since I am only at 80% of full salary. The good thing is that I only have four classes and my last one ends after lunch. That gives me two hours at school to work on my lesson plans, which means that I should be able to get done with my Master’s coursework before supper if I really buckle down and focus. This is encouraging.
Third, I am still in the Big Brother Big Sister program and my “Little” just got back into town. We are supposed to meet weekly but I think I am going to have to scale that back to bi-weekly or every three weeks with phone calls in between. I don’t know what will happen once our year is over with regards to renewing the relationship or not. I might break away from BBBS and just stay in touch on my own.
Lastly, our church needs help just like every church does. We are an introverted church and I want to help that change but I don’t know how. Plus, I am too busy to really focus on it. What we really need is what everyone who claims to be a Christian needs…an active faith that really affects who I am and that I want to share with others about. Without that any changes that are made are superficial and won’t last.
Time to wind down.