I’ve been remiss in posting. All of a sudden my life has changed in some big ways, and I’m kind of running to catch up.
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.
Such an exciting opportunity Amreen:) Can’t wait to hear about all the adventures (and blog fodder) life sends your way!
Congratulations!!! Great news! Holy crap – I love Jen’s idea…it scares me to think that I’ll need to be that organized at some point!
Amreen-congratulations! You are amazing. I always say ‘go auto pilot’ for a least a month or two before jumping to conclusions. This is a big change. best of luck!
Very exciting! Will look forward to future posts about how things are going and your advice for managing a household and a job!
Congratulations! I work in a university and really enjoy the youth and ambition of the students.
I took a few law classes in my undergrad. In the first one (a required course), the prof literally sat down and read to us from the textbook. It was a 3 hour night class and the most boring thing I had ever experienced! My favourite one was a course on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the prof was so interesting with his anectodotal information. You’ll do great and the students will love you!
Wow! Congratulations Amreen. That’s very exciting news.
One tip on morning organization that’s working for us so far is to empower the kids as much as possible. I’ve set up a basket that they need to put any forms/ papers/ agendas that need my signature in after school each day. That night, after they go to bed, I go through the forms and sign what I need to and stick them in the appropriate backpacks. It has eliminated one element of the morning rush.
This is amazing, Amreen.
I can’t wait to hear about the rest of your adventure!
(also, totally hear you on the three kids in school thing! it’s a lot of work getting them out the door, eh?)
Thank you so much for the words of confidence! Any advice on time-management and organisation (esp for the mornings, uggh.) would be much appreciated!
WOW Amreen! That’s fantastic!
Congrats – good for you!!
How exciting! Congratulations, Amreen. Can’t wait to hear more.
Wow Amreen! How fantastic for you. I can’t wait to hear more about your transition back to work. You’re students are so lucky to have you as their professor. You are so insightful knowledgeable you will be amazing.