Backpackin’

The days have been long and hard lately.  I’ve taught 12th graders before, but the batch I have this year for Physics are just too cool for school.  I started the year off thinking I could give them a lot of freedom and personal responsibility, only to realize that they just can’t handle the truth – they need some hand holding.  Cell phones out left and right just to “check the time” and independent practice time spent chatting it up about homecoming (yup, it’s a thing here and I’m really weirded out by this new-to-me Americana type tradition).  I’m working on it – slowly but surely.  I gave a stern behavioral expectations lecture today about how “you’re young adults now, that means I shouldn’t have to mother you”.  sigh.  I’m not the motherly type.

I bought a backpack to lug my papers and laptop back and forth to school.  My back feels better (though I have a car now – my back never gets a chance to complain anymore!), I like the organization, and I like the color.  Also, I was really tired of the plastic tarp smell that never really goes away with the Freitag bags and a purse just wasn’t cutting it – too small.

I just realized how many times I typed “I” in such a short post.  Feeling very self centered and narcissistic now. On to the photos!

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glasses: warby parker – cardigan: uniqlo – dress and belt: f21 – shoes: saltwater sandals – backpack: jansport – charm: ugly dolls