Saturday, January 15, 2011

...feeling free


This is the first weekend since September that I haven't had to worry about grading essays. Talk about feeling free! I woke up today feeling like a huge weight had lifted from my shoulders. It's not that I don't enjoy grading essays.... I actually do. I love to read good sentences and paragraphs that really say something. I love to see my students become better writers. It's just that it takes so much time, I feel like I'm missing out on life when I have essays to grade. So finally, none to grade, none waiting to be graded. None. Instead, I have hours spilling forth in front of me with the freedom to do as much or as little as I want. And that, my friend, is what feeling free is all about.

5 comments:

Caroline said...

Isn't that just a great feeling! You look so happy here too. Enjoy the long weekend! I just finished a great (and poignant) movie called Adam. You might want to rent it :)

Here is a link to the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnoNQa_qUm4

McMGrad89 said...

I feel that same feeling. Report cards are completed, and it's a extended weekend. When we go back to work on Tuesday the students will still be off! Yea!

beth said...

the light on your face in that photo couldn't be anymore perfect......

Yolanda said...

Enjoy your freedom . This is a lovely photo of you . Hope you have a wonderful week.

Relyn said...

Yay!! YAY!!!!!!! Enjoy, enjoy!