just when you think you've got a hold,
just when you get on a roll,
Oh here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again.
Oh, here it goes again"
-OK Go lyrics
Just when I think I have a grip on the semester and my classes comes a week of completely different lectures, expos and interviews - the enigma that is Career week. It's sometimes easy to lose sight that there are goals at the end of all this paperwork and study... this week makes it real. We had an insightful panel of principals in a lecture this morning - those from lower decile (socio-economic areas) schools seemed to be filled with more enthusiasm and passion then those from other schools... then again, maybe they just needed some more caffeine. My personal caffeine consumption is at an all-time high at the moment... it's ridiculous. Right now, I'm sitting at my computer desk at work thinking "Damn, I could go for an energy drink right now" LOL. Today's lectures also included a presentation by the New Zealand Teachers' Council - the process of registration still seems overly complex to me but I'm hoping that kind school colleagues will be able to assist me on my next practicum. It may also not have helped my concentration levels that the lecture theatre was absolutely packed to the gills, I was sitting in a stairway and my back was starting to throb like crazy.
Tomorrow is a morning of interesting lectures (unions and first year teachers) but what looks to be really interesting is the interviews with principals tomorrow afternoon and again on Thursday. I'm lucky that four of my top six schools are sending their principal delegates so I will have the opportunity to get my face (and CV!) out there. It finally feels like I am making real progress career-wise... one could say I can see the light at the end of what has sometimes seemed a cold, dark, dank tunnel :D
One of the best things about this week though, has to be that I get both Wednesday and Friday off... I know it must sound incredibly lazy but it's so nice to have the break between the absolute wreck that we all were trying to complete our assignments last week (I'm talking crying, puking or in my case growling-excons-at-the-service-station stressballs) and starting in our practicum schools which brings its own joys. I plan to use my free days to complete my reading log (due October), get a facial, have lunch with SB and to cook some ginger slice at his request. And laze, glorious laze about watching appalling daytime television and relish in the fact that I don't HAVE to do anything. Hooray!
What about you, Scribblettes? Handling the curveballs life is throwing your way? Life progressing nicely? And don't forget to leave me a comment on this post asking me those questions you've always been curious about but haven't known how to ask!