Thursday, May 22, 2014
Short version: Not Dead
And I shall be celebrating my not-dead-edness with an entry this evening.
Warning: complaining ahead. This is my blog so I am allowed an occasional moment of self-indulgent whining. If not interested, the gif above tells you all you really need to know. ;)
Could this school year have been more demanding? No, I don't think it could have. My blogging wasn't the only thing that suffered. I stopped exercising with my usual regularity because I was pulling 10-12 hour days, some of my friends have been (rightfully) complaining that I REALLY need to call them back, and when my husband and I actually spend a week night in each other's company, we're amazed. (to be clear on this one, though, he works even longer hours than I do, so... well, there's that.)
Why was this school year hard? Three main reasons.
1. I'm the new head of the department. Yayz for that, but jezus, was it a lot of time. I mean, I knew I was capable of doing it and I don't think I made a total muck of things in my first year, but it was a big step up in terms of commitment.
2. I had double the number of students in my AP Chem course from any previous year. Great, right? Kids are interested and signing up for my course, huzzah! Well, yes, and naturally I was stoked, but holy cow did the workload for prep/planning/GRADING double as well.
3. AP Chemistry changed. The College Board, aka the group that runs all AP programs, ran a new curriculum this year. Which means I had to run it. Which means GOODBYE OLD LESSON PLANS I SHAN'T BE NEEDING YOU ANYMORE HELLO HOURS OF WORK PLANNING NEW LESSONS!
But the AP Chem exam was two and a half weeks ago, I have five more weeks until summer vacation, and my life is suddenly much more my own.
Honestly, it feels so very very nice to have the time and mental energy and desire to think about films again.
I'm planning on trying to get back to blogging by focusing more on my "happy" movies, movies that don't bring me down too much because after this year, I want to focus on happy diversions.
SO LOOK! AN ACTUAL HONEST TO GOODNESS ENTRY!