My baby girl started Montessori. Now, in the mornings, my three kids are at school. Three backpacks, three sets of indoor shoes, three snacks.
I’m back at school too. This fall, after a 2.5 year hiatus from work outside the home, I joined a well-known local college as a part-time professor of law. I’m teaching an Intro course to the Canadian legal system along with more technical course on Civil Procedure (i.e. how to sue someone!).
We’re two weeks into the new regime and I’m finding it hard to describe what I’m feeling. On one hand, it’s amazing to be out there again. I love the energy and enthusiasm of my students. Their vibrant outlook is contagious.
On the other hand, I’m learning again. Using my brain in a different way than I have been for the past couple of years. That feels good, but it’s also challenging. Things don’t come as easily as they used to. Legal terminology that was on the tip of my tongue, is now deeply embedded in the recesses of my brain. I’m slower and that hurts.
But I know it will come back. This is just the beginning.