Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Day Of School

It's 4:30 in the morning and I'm wide awake. In fact, I've been wide awake for an hour now. The first day of school has finally arrived. I've got a new outfit waiting for me in my closet, new school supplies neatly organized on my desk at school and a hundred new students chomping at the bit to meet me. Well, at least that's what I tell myself- that the kids are excited to meet me. I'm excited to meet them. In fact, I've never been this excited about teaching before. Don't ask me why. I've always enjoyed my other jobs. And I've always loved my students. Maybe it's about being in a foreign country. Maybe it's about the subjects I'm teaching. Maybe it's the realization of a life-long dream. Maybe it's just deliriousness from so many sleepless nights...

Regardless, I am excited to get started.

That's it. Nothing profound to say in this post. No funny story, no cute little quip. Just wanted to mark down the day that I was excited about teaching because someday, I will not be excited about it and will need to remind myself that I love my job and am happy to be doing it. That's what this post is for. And to see how many times I can fit the word "excited" in to one'd I do?


Anonymous said...

I am so excited that you're excited and surprised to see you in China!!! - When I stop and think about it - not amazed - never thought you'd do that surprised, but pleased surprised. I hope that the kids were/are as excited as you and that all goes well!!! I love the title of your blog - absolutely adorable. Love, Wendi

Anonymous said...

I think you'll love this job no matter what! It's perfect for you; Yes you might get a little flustered and frustrated but you'll always love it.