Every now and then I find myself in (or put myself in ;) situations where I feel like I'm swimming against a very strong current, and I might possibly drown. Most of my teacher friends can probably relate. I felt it literally when I got caught in a rip at Makalawena Beach in Hawaii. It also happens in some of those figurative ways that anyone who works in teaching, counseling, or other human service professions might experience. Just when you think you're about to establish some "professional boundaries," you get sucked into a current of events that suck you in, and involve you more deeply than you ever thought possible or appropriate. I have to remind myself to swim parallel to the beach, keep my head above water, and I'll eventually make it back. I haven't drowned yet ;)
I’ve been mostly away from my home, harps, and “regular life” since Sunday. I'm already feeling just a tad homesick, even if I’m only a couple blocks away. It's pretty silly of me to feel like that, but I look forward to being back in my regular saddle again next week. It's all for good cause, and there are lots of magical moments on this little journey. I miss having Shawn with me in the evenings, but he is an excellent "relief skipper" when I need it.
A few things I'm passionate about: