Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thoughts from a Rainy Afternoon

There are times when my job really sucks. I've talked about it a little before. Dealing with parents who think I'm a horrible person who is out to get their student, working twenty-hour days grading term papers, disciplining students who plagiarize or cheat--not fun.

But today--

Today I had a quiet and cozy day of re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring. I got to curl up on the couch in front of the electric fireplace and watch from our office windows while the rain came down through the trees and onto the field. I got to think about bravery and adventure and loving and leaving your home. And I got paid to do this. Today was one of those lovely, amazing days that help balance out the really difficult days.

I am really thankful for days like today.