Proving Stephen King Wrong
Sitting here at the computer thinking about SLOs, OTESs and about a dozen more acronyms I still don’t understand after 2 months of teaching, and the paraphrased words from Stephen King pop in my head, “you can’t be a writer and a teacher.”
Bull! I say.
I have finally figured out the balance of grading papers and making lesson plans. I am, after all, the guy who worked a half dozen part-time jobs, coached track and went to school fulltime. I worked way too hard to get where I am. I have some great co-workers, I love the kids and I’m having a blast. We have done everything from writing historical fiction stories, making videos, having debates, writing letters of encouragement to the football team, and so much more. And I am planning on doing a whole lot more.
It’s time to put on my big boy pants, and get back to work. Book #2 isn’t going to write itself as I sit here being lazy.
I can be a terrific teacher, a good coach AND a writer all at the same time. I am not going to be a chain smoking, drunken teacher/wannabe writer who feels like I spent the week with “jumper cables on my brain.”
So take that, Uncle Stevie!
I’m back and even the case of the evil acronyms can’t stop me.