Yesterday I went to dinner with Keri. She kept asking me why I was so quiet and I don’t really know. It’s like I’m a different person when I work in the office all day. I’m quiet, withdrawn and slow. When I was a teacher, that never really happened. I think I was always a bit private (withdrawn) until people got to know me, but overall, I wasn’t quiet and generally wasn’t slow. I processed things at a faster speed. Keri would tell you that I still couldn’t multitask, but my multitasking abilities and hers just differ. She has an uncanny ability to stay focused on one thing while doing something else, but I can get distracted and have to pause to regroup. I don’t know if that made any sense, if you know us both, it probably does. 🙂
Ahh…this post began with dinner with a friend. Keri and I are so different. School brought us together and through her I still keep in touch with that world. I love it. I miss teaching, but I don’t. I’m sure it’s like any job. But ultimately, I want to go back and I want to go back to Gateway. Keri and I were talking last night about the fact that Gateway has the perfect population 30/30/30/10…..and for those who want to know what those numbers stand for it’s race: black/white/hispanic/other. I guess some of the new teachers weren’t prepared for the diversity and don’t like it and are already planning on leaving. Can you imagine, being three weeks into a job and knowing you want to leave, but having to wait 9 months? And 9 months in the teaching world is much longer than 9 months in the business world.