So I retired...
The craziest thing happened. I retired from teaching Latin this year.
I have been pretty seriously burned out for a while now, whether it was from teaching on block scheduling, stress over certain aspects of my Latin program, commuting, or just getting older.
It is giving me time, however, to live like a human being. Since spring break I have been eating breakfast at my table and not in my car. I get 7+ hours of sleep each night. And I have begun to make mosaics out of stained glass. There is something very soothing about about snipping the glass into tiny tesserae; something meditative and relaxing about slowly gluing the tesserae into place. I haven't even grouted my first mosaic yet, but you can see the cut glass in the headers of my new website.
I am in the process of shifting all of the materials and things I had on my previous website(s) to this website, so if you are looking for a special set of Google Slides I've made on dividing and accenting or SID SPACE, they will be available again soon. I hope.
I also had problems with my previous blogsite which had been an emergency shift after I discovered that livejournal was Russian controlled! So if I can, I will repost some of the things I wrote in years gone by when I was filled with energy and passion.
So, keep watching this space. Or not. But maybe I will be finally rebuilding things... on top of the ashes of the end of my career.
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Ramblings of a retired Latin teacher, creative creature, and general person rediscovering life after teaching.