This week was the most uncomfortable of my pregnancy so far. I went on a two night college trip with all of the juniors at school up the coast to the Bay area. The first night we had to sleep on the bus, and while I'm sure it would have been uncomfortable no matter what state I was in, by the time I finally got home at two in the morning after the trip ended, my back hurt so bad, I cried. Going on the trip with my advisory at 24 weeks pregnant probably wasn't my best idea ever, but it kind of sums up my career- the things we teachers do for our students. We are crazy. I'm not sure what the future holds for me as far as my career goes, but regardless of that, I am incredibly grateful for these past eight years as a high school teacher. It has been a gift to spend my twenties doing work that I truly believe in and to spend my days with teenagers who inspire me. It's been a calling for me, in a sense. It's exciting to think about how you have your whole life ahead of you, and I wonder what you will grow up to do and what passions you will find. Fun things to dream about...
(This week's photos were taken in Mammoth, CA on a long weekend trip with friends.)