The greatest thing about my new job is that I am running in my first 5k in a little over 12 hours and I am not even a little anxious about that because I am anxious about literally everything else ever (my classroom will be messy and disorganized and I will be a terrible team leader and parents will hate me and babies will cry and I’ll be fired within a month)
I still really have no idea about decorating the classroom BUT I did find a pretty amazing wrapping paper to cover our front door in. It looks like a cheap approximation of Eric Carle polka dots and it cost a dollar a roll I’m so happy./
There is a difference between friend dates and hanging out with a friend you wish was more than a friend and there is also a difference between 2011 when you didn’t care about your “offish monogs relaish” and now when you care very much about it but also sometimes resent the timing of everything??
So like, for Tuesday, I need to have my monthly newsletter for the parents written and made cute (hi clip art,) and also some more of a grasp on how we are decorating the classroom.
But I’m not worrying about it now, today is first (and probably last) beach day of the summer and then picking up my number for the 5k monday.
This weekend I am not going to feel guilty about not volunteering with the boathouse because kayaking is amazing and fun and I’m so glad I started doing it, but the idea of not having free time this weekend was so stressful to me. I’ll write my newsletter I’ll spend hours on pinterest trying to figure out what to do with my? Classroom??
I am trying to balance saying no to things because it is better vs. Being lazy and not wanting to do things I think I’ve got this?
Mills College, a women’s school in Oakland, California, has just made history.
The college has adopted a written policy explicitly stating that trans women are welcome to attend the school, making it the first single-sex school in the country with such a policy.
According to school officials, between 3 and 5 of the school’s 1,000 applicants each year identify as trans or gender nonconforming; this policy will make it easier for these students to apply and attend, should they so choose. The first students for whom the new policy applies will begin their classes this coming spring semester.
“When people can be authentically who they are — that’s who Mills is,” said Mills senior Tess Fillbeck-Bates.
“This is really just a codification of our practice for several years,” said Brian O’Rourke, vice president for enrollment management.
This is a HUGE deal for students of all gender identities. When colleges and universities are inclusive and affirming on paper as well as in practice, it sets a standard for other schools to follow. Well done, Mills. Well done.
1- I am glorious above all things 2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored 3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine 4- Show displeasure clearly. 5- NO 6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time. 7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
you know what kills me, what really haunts my deepest darkest dreams? harry using lumos at privet drive in prisoner of azkaban to do his homework. WARNER BROTHERS! Harry Potter WAS NOT ALLOWED TO DO MAGIC OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. THAT’S WHY HE RAN AWAY AFTER BLOWING UP HIS FUCKING AUNT. Do you understand the MAJOR continuity problem in your adaptation of this billion-dollar book series? DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
I’m so conflicted about this moment always because CONTINUITY, PLOT HOLE, but also because I love the obvious and not at all subtle puberty metaphor.
Lots of thoughts and feelings and excitement and fear and growth and progress and wanting to hide in a cave about my new job, but basically it all boils down to, have you seen the ideas for sensory tables people share on pinterest.
basically I am vacillating between ‘My class, my babies,’ ownership/faking confidence until its really and a constant dread and panic cry of “ahhhhhh” as per my usual tendency to make everything bigger than it is.
But also I am more on the My class, my babies, our gr8 year, so thats good?
if these bug bites dont get better with the combination of anti-itch shit I am smearing all over them, I am going to go to urgent care and get steroids, That is just that, this is just death, this is just worse than ever, I am a bug bite, cover me in hydrocortisone.