I’ve said it before, but there are some things I just flat out miss since being in grad school again.
I miss reading whatever I want. I haven’t stopped reading, but I’ve read brainless trash because I’ve got no brain power left to read everything I want. I do like reading brainless trash, but not exclusively. I miss biblical and theological readings. I miss doing book reviews.
I desperately miss intense Bible study. I am not whole. I am nearly empty. I am biding time.
I miss writing about topics I feel passionate about. Don’t get me wrong. I am passionate about libraries and the role they play in education and society, but there are a few other things I’d like to devote my attention to besides the financial statement of the local public library system.
I miss in-depth planning of lessons. I miss getting lost in a lesson and hunting for all the variables that will make it absolutely smashing. I hate shaving the time off preparation.
I miss never sitting down without thinking about the next assignment -never feeling ahead – never feeling caught up. I miss relaxed conversations and enjoying a cuppa over dessert.
The upside is that I have four (public library) or five (school) depending on the track I decide to finish up on (and I’ve got to make that decision PRONTO).
The end is in sight. And it’s a good thing that it is.