I am soooo tired! But I feel really good, B"H! :-)
I just taught swimming for four hours! It was great being out in the sun -- though I forgot to put on sunscreen! oops! :-} (don't tell Moshe)
I had great classes!! A few of "my" kids made real breakthroughs today! That is always so exciting!
Summer is winding down and I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do during the year.
On the one hand, I am always so tired after teaching on Thursdays. On the other hand, I always feel so good when I'm teaching!
I love teaching. And the thought of cutting out one of my days just makes me sad. But it's really tough. And sometimes I think it's not fair to my kids that I take time from my "good days" to teach, instead of spendingmy time with them.
That said, I feel that the more "normal" a life I can lead, the better it is for ALL of us. And I really LOVE teaching swimming.
Throughout the whole cancer thing, teaching swimming has symbolized my return to health. After all the surgeries, I awaited the moment that I could get back in the water and teach. Teaching meant getting my life back!
Anyway, it's all about ballance. I'm still trying to figure it all out and it might take me some time.
Meanwhile, I'm going to keep teaching.....
'cause it feels great!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Josh Earnest Wants Us All to Just Get Along
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