Last weekend of summer…


Lazily, I woke up this morning.  As I meandered through the house, making coffee, letting the cat go out on the patio, reading the news.  It hit me.  Today was the beginning of the last weekend of summer vacation.  Whoa…where did the summer go?

Actually, I know where it went.  I have been very busy attending workshops to “hone my craft”.   I wish I could have traveled more for pleasure.  Sure the week in Omaha, NE was worth it, I learned a lot, but I only ventured out one night.  I really need to get out of my comfort zone more often and do things, even if I’m by myself.

Things I’m going to work on this school year:

  • Doing my job, and only my job
  • continuing my professional development
  • letting things go, I don’t have to do it all
  • try to get that Clerk designation changed to interpreter in the district
  • be open to new opportunities

So bring on the younglings/padawans and let the force guide me. Well…in a week..I’m going to enjoy this last week of no students a little bit longer.




Summer Break!!!

“No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks

Out for summer
Out till fall
We might not go back at all

School’s out forever
School’s out for summer
School’s out with fever
School’s out completely”

                          – Alice Cooper

What a year!!  I personally have learned a lot about myself and my profession.  I tried to self critique every week and improve my product and I think that has really worked out well.  I won’t lie, this past weeks product was messy.  I am ready for summer just like the kids. 😉

I’m doing a couple of workshops this summer.  One of them is the Silent Weekend in Orlando, FL at the end of June and the other is the Summer Institute with the Interpreter Project at the beginning of August. I hope to improve my skills even more.  Look me up if you are attending either workshop.  The goal here is to test soon for national certification through EIPA.

One exciting thing is that I was chosen to be a Glass Explorer and hope to use Google Glass to work on my receptive skills and see how I can integrate it into being a more productive and prepared interpreter.  We shall see…

For the next few days I will be relaxing.  Looking forward to sleeping in!!