?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile My photos are here Previous Previous Next Next
Floating leaf - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
heleninwales
Floating leaf
Floating leaf by Helen in Wales
Floating leaf, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

For a long time I've felt like this leaf, floating more or less motionless in a little backwater at the edge of the river. While everyone else swam past on the main current, I felt sidelined and under-employed.

And now, suddenly, I've been swept into the main current again, at least for a while. I'm not sure that I'm exactly enjoying the new state of uncertainty -- I don't know how many students I'll have nor when the sessions will be, and everything is supposed to start next week! -- but it's stirring me up, getting the mind thinking and planning.

I spent today getting to grips with the GCSE English requirements. I'd already been through the materials for the first two weeks of the other modules I'm teaching. I now feel more prepared and less panicky, ready to float my way through the inevitably chaotic first week.



This tree is still alive and leafy, despite having fallen into the river.

Tenacious fallen tree

Tags:

4 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
sartorias From: sartorias Date: September 5th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, greenery, and a river, too!
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: September 5th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
now feel more prepared and less panicky, ready to float my way through the inevitably chaotic first week.

Hope it all goes well!
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: September 6th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the floaty leaf - and I hope you enjoy your time in the faster current.
asakiyume From: asakiyume Date: September 6th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you're not sidelined anymore! I have a feeling you're going to be equal to any challenges that arise.

I'm always amazed that trees that have been practically felled can survive... which is how hedges are laid. Clever trees. Clever people to take advantage of trees' resilience.
4 comments or Leave a comment