Some days we struggle. Today was one such day. I got up before 4 am. I couldn’t sleep because I didn’t have a lesson plan.
English 101 requires me to brush up on the rules of grammar and citation I have long since discarded. And even so, a lot of the knowledge requires building blocks that most of my students lack.
As a first-year adjunct I am developing all of the course material as I go. I’m teaching English Composition which is not my preference… I want to teach Communications or Marketing- areas I know much more intimately after 20 years in corporate America as an executive. But I needed a foot in the door and the college desperately needed English Professors.
So between 4 and 6 am, I cobbled together a plan for today’s classes. Then I ate, showered and was off by 7. By the time I was done with classes and office hours I was exhausted, famished and anxious.
I don’t want to continue with the exhaustive play by play but suffice it to say I did not live up to my healthy lifestyle goals today.
Fortunately tomorrow is a new day.