If you read my title, then you know that I have ended my quest to read 500 comics from June-September.
Why? The short answer: I started a new job in a new district. I’m now a department chair of two departments (art and music) as well as teaching three classes, so learning a new teacher system as well as learning a new admin system, while helping my teams and students…needless to say, I’m swamped!
I have a belief that if something that’s supposed to be enjoyable becomes a burden, then stop. So that’s what I’m doing. Reading these issues became a chore, and I don’t want my love for reading comics to become a chore, so this quest has ended. I know; I know…I did 365 posts in 365 days last year. But I wasn’t starting a whole new job in a whole new district. It was too much.
On the bright side, my new school is amazing! The staff is supportive and friendly; the rest of the admin team has been great; and the kids are very similar to the students at my old school, so all of that, in this early school year is a major plus! We even went axe throwing as an admin team-building exercise. Of course, my team won…
Another reason that I dropped the 500 was simply because I have too many other things to read. I’m reading books for my new classes, books other administrators have given me, and some dope comics that did not fit my 500.
I will keep you caught up on my new adventures. Some of you know that I’ve been back from Japan for two weeks now, and I have not blogged about it; however, my weekly Sunday’s For Teachers posts are back, and next Sunday will focus on a topic that has been weighing on my mind for some time now: Tourist vs. Purist. I hope you visit this page next Sunday evening as I attempt to make sense of my travels, American culture, and pizza??