Have your blogging goals changed?
In a word, yes. Back to school, you know. Regretfully, I must severely limit my reading, my writing, and my engagement with you. Already the anxiety level has crept up a notch or two as I begin my school work and all of the admin work required. Lots of self talk and deep breathing for me until I regain the student’s daily rhythm. As it turns out, September is one of our busier months for mineral shows, too, so I’ll be exercising my time management skills.
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
Since I’m not an athlete, horseback acrobatics are out. As is the flying trapeze. Animal acts aren’t something I’m comfortable supporting. Clowns are fun, but… really, I want the ringleader’s job.
If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself? Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 45?
Oh, I know, all the steps I made led to where I am today, and I’m happy, so what’s to change? That’s usually what I say to questions like this. But today, I’ll take a different tack and tell my 18 year-old self to stay in school. Find a way to overcome the resistance to attend university. Teach. Like you wanted to since you were in grade school. Sure, by the time you retired, you are burnt out and dismayed with education policies. But you followed through on your desire.
What is your favorite comfort snack food?
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
We had a great weekend up north, collecting minerals at Silver Centre – a ghost town now, but in the early 1900’s it was a booming mine town. Reiner would like to move to the area. Initially I resisted the idea, but now, after a 9-hour drive home, hitting the main highways at rush hour in a rainstorm… yeah, living nearby has its appeal. But I don’t know if I have another move in me. That said, I saw a couple of very attractive waterfront homes for sale…
This week, I’ll be happy if I manage to remain composed about the course-work hiccups I know I will encounter. Already have found a few. One step forward, two back kind of deal. Fingers crossed.
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