I start the Java cohort at the Software Craftsmanship Guild in 18 days!
There’s also some preparation required for getting my apartment set up. The bed is a weird size, full size extra long, so I need to get sheets and bedding. There are lists to be made and details to be handled so I can make a graceful temporary exit from my current life for the next 12 weeks. I need to get my son his driver’s license so he can help out with errands and driving duty.
We’re also considering a little reward after all this is over. Maybe a cruise??? It’s getting harder to find vacations that work for all of us now that the boys are getting older, but a cruise has something for all of us. I’m thinking Mexico on spring break.
One of the more difficult moments this past month was telling my boss that I would be quitting. I really, really love my job teaching art classes. The environment where I work is amazing. I work in a paint-your-own pottery art studio that also provides studio space for an incredible group of artists who also happen to have developmental disabilities. We have a coffee shop in our space and I get to play barista sometimes. I’ll miss teaching my after school and preschool art classes each week. And I was just starting to teach adults too, at the Buckeye Lake Winery. There’s nothing like teaching painting while enjoying the lake view with a bloody mary in one hand.
I know I keep saying this, but I can’t not do this.