08 June 2007

Now for the rest of life...

I wanted to let you know a little about the rest of life: The attorney was attractive and interesting and we went out on several dates, but it was mutually decided not to take it any further. We had some "irreconcilible differences." We parted amicably and I hope that he can find someone because he obviously desires to be married and starting a family.

The job is going well. I finished up my training on Wednesday and will beginning teaching tomorrow. I teach on Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays with a 2 hr. continuing training meeting on Thursday mornings. The training was grueling, but IRD does a wonderful job preparing their teachers for the classroom. I am very excited to get going, but it is daunting to think that for the next 5 weeks I will be teaching everything from entering 1st graders to adult professionals.... It is quite a spread, but I am excited about all of them!

Katarina is back in town for part of the summer and I will see her for the first time this evening. I am glad that she will be here for a little while and I am looking forward to seeing more of her.

Now that I know my schedule, I am planning on taking some time to work more intentionally on my writing. Because all of my graduate schol plans have come to nothing, I am looking into low-residency MFA writing programs but I have to have a much larger body of work to submit from. I also feel like there are quite a few poems right under the surface that I need to work out..... It will be interesting to see what comes from this.

Now I need to get back to my lesson plans:-)


Anonymous said...

Rebecca, It was good to hear an update. So sorry that things didn't work out with the lawyer. Darn.....Oh well, there's someone else out there! I like your new picture. Love you, Gen

Momma Amy said...

Thanks for the updates. We'll have to talk soon about the lawyer details. Also, it's possible that our trip to England will include a layover in Chicago for several hours, so I was thinking that maybe we could come by and see your place during that time.

Love You!