Back to School

19 Aug

I enjoyed my summer, but it is time to head back to class. Since last semester I stepped down from my position at work. This should help me keep focus on the things which are important. 

My desire to become an English teacher has not diminished. In fact, it has only grown. The nature of the business that I am in now does not allow for some of the basic needs of happiness. Demand supersedes all else. If the customer wants it (or even thinks he might want it, they can change their minds on a whim) then it is our responsibility to get it for them. Now I know that some of you may say, “Well my job is the same way”. Probably not. I can’t hope to convey the frustration, but I can give you a piece of my latest toil.


I went in to work to produce our base material. I got there at 6am on Sunday in the hopes to salvage part of my day. I was on schedule to finish up at around 11am, when a call comes in. “The dispatcher misunderstood, you have another load coming in”. What am I to do? I can’t leave the truck loaded. I must stay. I wait for two hours on a truck before finally getting another call. “I am sorry, there was confusion. There is no other truck coming in.” 

This is just a glimpse of our everyday. So as you can see, the desire to teach grows more and more with each and every day. I will keep you all abreast of how my classes are going. I am sure that my papers will find their way here as well. 


Posted by on August 19, 2014 in From the Desk of the Author


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4 responses to “Back to School

  1. Emilio J. D'Alise (@disperser)

    August 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I hope you spent the time writing . . .

    • Len

      August 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Not as much as I would have liked. I watched a lot of cartoons with my son, but that doesn’t really help my writing.

  2. corwel87

    August 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I understand that completely Len… I only had a moment there and in the end after starting school months after I left did I realize leaving was the best for school even though I left for a bad job opportunity. Did you go back to your old position? I know it must have been hard and easy all at the same time.. I am proud of you for not letting your passion become overlooked by the job. 🙂 When that day comes you will be an amazing English teacher…. !

  3. Christine Haggerty

    August 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    High school English? I could give you some stuff to use. 🙂 And it will all be worth it. I don’t miss the academic politics (and I’m saying that as the administrator as well), but I REALLY miss the teaching.


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