If…

If I don’t have a teaching contract next year…

-I will lollygag through my days.

-I will knit all the things and read all the books.

-I will cook healthy meals for us all.

If I don’t have a teaching contract next year…

-I won’t have to follow a schedule.

-I won’t have clarity of mind to do anything but worry.

-I won’t be able to buy healthy food.

If I don’t have a teaching contract next year…

-I will hike the South Hills Trail System.

-I will worry about my struggling students.

-I will miss encouraging risk and writing.

If I don’t have a teaching contract next year…

…I’ll wonder why I wished it away, even on the most frustrating days.

 

2 thoughts on “If…

  1. Such a powerful structure here! I hope you have a teaching contract next year! At first, it did seem kind of nice–knitting all the things and reading all the books. But then as the piece progresses and the mood shifts, I see all that you and your students would be missing.

  2. Perspective, right? And then, if you don’t have a teaching contract next year, how will you hold yourself accountable to the dreams for a ‘year off’ before that slips away? Perspective, right?

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