Back to School
August 23, 2010
“Back to school” seems to be all the buzz these days. Back-to-school sales fill our stores, kids have backpacks filled to the brim with new back-to-school supplies, and moms talk half excited and half sad about how their kids are going back to school.
“Back to school” has a little different meaning for us here at The Artists’ House. Since I quit my day job as a teacher last spring, in order to take care of my one-year-old daughter Monet and pursue other more creative ambitions,
for the first time since I can remember, I am not going back to school.
First as a student, and then as a teacher, the first day of school has been part of my yearly routine since I was three. And while I’m not going back to school, my husband still is, and I suppose this is still a significant change for me. Over the summer months, Josh and I shared child-care responsibilities for our daughter Monet. When we weren’t traveling as a family, often Josh would watch Monet in the mornings giving me time to sew in my studio. He also was a significant helper when it came to daily chores like watering the garden, getting groceries, cooking, and laundry. But now that Josh is back to teaching, my responsibilities have increased significantly,
yet my ambitions have not calmed one bit.
Right this moment I sit in bed, typing with one hand, as I hold my precious, sleeping Monet (who woke prematurely) and I wonder how I’m going to manage it all.
Today’s assignment, set some goals and organize a plan.
What are your goals for this upcoming school year?
Now get back to class, teacher’s orders.