31 Jan 07

I taught my first class in eight years tonight. I’m teaching a web design class through the county’s adult education, and I’m developing the course from scratch. I’ve been nervous all day, asking myself: What if I lock up? What if the students are all difficult? What if none of them understand English?

It was a joy. The students were attentive, the room was up-to-date, and I was on my game for almost all night.

I’d forgotten how much I love to teach. My blood quickens when I do. When I came home, I sat down at my kitchen table and had milk and cookies, and realized I was almost trembling. Not from fear; from excitement. From love. From enjoyment. I love doing this.

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