here we go again

That's right ladies and gentlemen... I am going back to school, again. And it feels like my academic journey to become a teacher has turned into me a career student. I guess it sucks to be me - at least as far as my lovely school, Brock University, is concerned.

This is the Schmon Tower at Brock University.
Don't get me wrong, I usually love this time of year. I wait for it all summer long - the escape from reality into the world of academia.. But for some reason I'm more jaded and bitter about school this year than ever before. But it's not the concept of school, it's just the school I'm at.

My classes are ok, my professors are pretty good and I've spent far too much money on text books and photocopying mandatory readings for classes. I don't mind photocopying some stuff sometimes, but  3 or 4 articles (minimum 15 pages each) for every week in just one class seems a bit excessive. Although I am glad that we don't have to buy even more textbooks or, even worse, prepared course packages.

Just kick me! Yup, that's what it feels like most days. I know it'll be worth it in the end - when I'm holding that ever-so-important little piece of paper that tells the world I'm a teacher. But until then, I think I'll just grumble a bit more.

But only a little bit :)


Lisa said...

And we are hear to listen . . . er . . . read when you need to vent.

Carolynn said...

And I totally appreciate that! Sometimes I feel like I'll go crazy if I don't let it out, and this has become one of my outlets. So thanks for bearing with me when I grumble, whine and complain. But also being with me when I share my joys, blessings and happy times.