A couple of years ago, I taught sixth and seventh-grade history at the middle school. Today I’m subbing at the high school and it’s crazy to see this years freshman class. I know most of these kids from my time at the middle school. If I didn’t teach them directly, I interacted with them on some other level. I was, after all, the “cool” sub. Can I just say how quickly time goes by? Is this what it’s always like? I’m utterly floored by it. They’ve grown so much, and in a few more years they’ll be adults. I’ll still be thinking about the time I gave them lyrics to a song about the black plague and they rapped it to the beat of an Eminem song.
I should have filmed it.
It was hysterical.
I guess that’s the thing about time and living and growing. We either move with time and change or we get left behind. I’ve been saying for a while now that change is afoot and I stand by this. I know without a question change is around the corner. For the first time though, I’m not afraid of it. I’m excited for change and for what it brings. I feel a plan taking form in the back of my mind. I feel its roots slithering to a foundation for something new. Good things afoot my dears, good things.
So project postcard took a sideways turn when I couldn’t find my address book. As one of my BFFs pointed out…yes, I know, no one in their right mind uses these anymore.
Whatever. I still do. Err did. I managed to find a handful of addresses and have been mailing out little notes of love every few days. California, North Dakota, Washington, Nevada, Tennesee… I love the idea that something so simple, something I really enjoy making might bring a smile to face I care about. Sometimes something so small can change a whole day. I have the power to change someone’s day for the better. Why wouldn’t I want to? It’s the power of postcards, I’m telling you. They are one of my favorite things.
I’ve been trying to catch up on my reading, which I’ve let slack the past couple of weeks. I dug out my copy of Outlander book 2 to finish it, I was like 250 pages from the end when I canceled my audiobook subscription. Great program but they tripled the price and I switched to a different one who didn’t have said book. *sad panda* I started listening to Little Women for the first time and I’m in love. It’s just as wonderful as the movie, one of my all-time favorites. I should have read this years ago. I’ve got a few more on my list this year and I’m dying to get through them. Every book offers the chance to live a new life.
Happy Tuesday. I dearly hope that someone makes you smile. Or that you drink an insane amount of cold brew which puts one on your face inadvertently. You are alive and that makes today a good day.