Tomorrow, Monday, I go back to teaching English and Creative Writing at Lord Botetourt High School, and I am really looking forward to beginning the school year. I began my teaching career 40 years ago, but I still really enjoy the classroom.
It is so much less stressful to teach school than to be a freelance writer. This summer I have had many book signings and fishing trips for articles and it has been exhausting. Being away from home and Elaine is no fun. I enjoy meeting folks at the book signings, but the long, lonely trips home are not something I enjoy.
Every day in the classroom there is an opportunity for me to teach my students something new, and for them to teach me something about life that I didn't know before. What could be better.