I’M BACCCCK.

In the words of self-proclaimed, “Rap God” Eminem, “Guess who’s back, back again.”

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Validate me! Please?

Though I’m the first to tell you “I’m a ray of fucking sunshine,” there are some aspects of my personality that I hate, or at the very least am annoyed by, but I can’t seem to change.

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Year Eight?

I don’t want to become the jaded teacher. I don’t want to believe I’m working for a system that’s broken beyond compare, another gear in the machine, or part of the problem. That’s not why I went into teaching to begin with.

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My People

It’s a genuine, grownup, supportive friendship. And even though I’m still awkward and too blunt, and all of my other flaws, I feel accepted by them for everything I am.

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Bone-Weary

And I’ll hope beyond hope, that next year eases some of the burden felt by teachers everywhere. By me. By my colleagues. By my friends who left the field too young, because it’s all too much sometimes.

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