I found reading the UCSC Extension's Catalog and doing "meditation breathing" very helpful this morning. The chapters on credentials and CLAD certification were strangely compelling. Wow, only $500 for a weekend workshop on Ed Theory! That sounds like fun! (actually it does) oooh! They have free seminars!
I blogged about life choices and dreams last December, and looking over the list, my naivete is almost comical. December is generally a good month to dream. Now I feel I am poised at the top of the roller coaster, and the choices I make, or the things I blow off will directly affect the opportunities I have for the next year. So while last December, I wanted to be a comicbook superstah, now education is looking sexy. I got to be a superstah at APE, and while it was fun, my accountant is by no means ready to endorse more of those sorts of financial shenanigans. I am in some strange cyclical pattern, where I get possessed by crazy thoughts in the winter, have wild art ambitions in the spring (last year I wanted to go to grad school), get completely depressed in the summer, and focus all my energies on bare survival in the fall. Maybe I should find four careers, one for each season.
My life is rather romantic when I look at it that way. It looks like the life of a lunatic.
I still do want to write more comic books. I am not ready to go talk to publishers yet. I suppose I'll know when I have produced something that is worthy.
Its looking like practicality might win. A CLAD certification and a freshly renewed credential would be a tantalizing combination to the next hiring committee. (the CLAD makes you legal to teach kids who aren't native english speakers, who, in this region, are the majority)
If you got the Submarine Propaganda in the mail, act now! You, too, can be as cool as Miss S!