Warning: This Post Contains First-World Problems (by Bethany)

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.

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6 Responses to Warning: This Post Contains First-World Problems (by Bethany)

  1. MarySF says:

    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.

  2. badkitty1016 says:

    Is this the job we were talking about in Tahoe?

    • bedstrom says:

      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.

  3. Maria says:

    I want to read your trashy witchy novel.

    • bedstrom says:

      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.

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