Suddenly, I'm responsible, again, for something bigger than myself- to people other than myself- not my bosses-- but my kids. I get to be a teacher, without a lot of the limitations teachers have. But with freedom comes responsibility. If I want to create great programs for tweens, teenagers and kids and infuse them with a passion for reading, I have to make schedules. I have to plan, and program, and beg for funds. I have to act like a clown for little kids, and figure out how to make books cool for older kids and do it all on a budget of hundreds of dollars-like 200 dollars, folks. That's just enough to pay for program materials and bookmarks and suckers for after. I have to be a politician again, and position myself on committees, when I'd rather just talk to kids about books. Having a purpose again is so hard..but meaningful. I don't want to be in the limelight, be a boss, be the Man...I really don't- but if it lets me inspire one more kid to read, I guess I'll learn if not to like it, at least to hack it with the best of them.
*Again, sorry for the late posts. I'll do better, but don't try to guilt trip me- you're still not the boss of me!
okay-maybe a little :)