I have not been ignoring my sweet friend Dunya, who requested a price for the bowls I posted about earlier this month. In fact I've been thinking about it a lot. And I just don't know. I'm thinking I would like to make many, many more, however. And use them to start my ETSY shop. So I think I should figure out how much to charge.
Wanna vote? I'm stealing Holli's idea and asking for your opinion on the price for the bowls. So vote on the poll at the side and I'll let you know.
Also, in Dunya's same comment she noted how centered I seem to be. Well, let me tell you friends, I'm loving my new passion for creating, but I'm a here to tell you that it's a direct result of me having very little clue about what to do about my job. Which is about to kill me. I've had a total of about a week where I felt good about being a teacher this year. The rest of the time I'm rather plagued by frustration and wonder at why I am sacrificing so much of my time to teach meaningful classes when they don't seem to be appreciated. It's really been a source of conflict for me this year. Wondering if I wasted all my schooling years studying to be a teacher and now not loving it is really stressful.
I keep telling myself that the education will never be a waste. No matter what I become when I grow up. If I ever grow up.
I also keep telling myself that my students will look back and thank me later. Just like I have with my teachers. But sitting in the middle of it. Right here, right now, it's a great source of conflict for me. So I'm finding my way, and looking for more inspiration on what to do about the conflict. Of course there's the issue of a paycheck, too. Sort of necessary at this juncture.
So this year is a bit of a fork in the road for me. I'm not ready to make a choice because both paths seem very....scary and unlit. But I'll figure it out. Because that's what we do, right? We just figure it out as we go along.