This is what the inside of my brain has looked like all week (except with less organization and more rhapsodies about chocolate croissants):
|PROS of going back to work full time as a teacher and school administrator:||CONS of going back to work full time as a teacher and school administrator:|
|That bill for back taxes (oops!) that arrived yesterday||Probability of failure approximately 98.7%|
|Excuse to buy every item in J.Jill’s ‘Wherever’ collection||Would have to stop saying ‘fuck’ on the internet|
|Endless potential excuses to violate book-buying ban||Teaching at odds with life goal of ever reading a book again|
|Teaching is excellent distraction from violence in Middle East||Aggravating adolescent tendency to refer to Thoreau as “Henry Walden”|
|Let’s face it: I don’t really get along with adults||Two words: iPad initiative|
|Last time I quit a job, I wrote nonstop for about two weeks afterwards. And I can’t quit a job unless I have one, can I?||Would deprive the reading public of my sleazy witch novel for months or years|
|Three words: Faculty Sumo Wrestling||Would have to wear bra all day long|
|Students are easy to bribe with doughnuts. So far my fiction projects have not responded to this sort of incentive program.||Chance that elderly father will have catastrophic medical issue the week before grades are due: 87.6%|
P.S. I declined the job offer this morning. And now here I am, in a café, writing.
Would you be interested in just taking over for me here for a few weeks at a time? Sharing this job with another person might be the only way that it will ever be done competently.
That is a very good idea. But no. I have a long-standing fear that public school kids won’t like me.
Is this the job we were talking about in Tahoe?
Yes, probably. They took a very long time to call me back for a second interview, then wanted to move forward super fast. I’ll tell you more details the next time we talk in real life or on FB messenger or on the phone.
I want to read your trashy witchy novel.
I’ll send it to you if you want. I am working on the last chapter of part 1. Should finish it and make a little bit of headway on part 2 this weekend.