Saturday, October 4, 2008

I'm Back! and so is the Snow


I woke up very early this morning for a Saturday. I had a really upset stomach and laid on the couch. When I turned the TV on Forrest Gump was playing about halfway through. I love that movie, always have, it spans so many exciting years in American history. After I felt better I made some coffee and had some Raisin Bran with tundra berries for breakfast. I pulled up the blinds and what do you know? a good solid inch of snow lay on the ground. It has begun.

On my last post Alisha commented "Kale's back!" I think I am, in fact, back. Right now as I'm typing this I can hear the "Eye of the Tiger" theme playing in the back of my mind.

"Its the eye of the tiger
its the thrill of the fight
rising up
to the challenge of our rivals
and the last known survivor
stalks his prey in the night
and he's watching us with the eye ...
of the tiger."

But what am I fighting for? I guess its the eternal search for the next best thing to do. I kind of gave up there for a bit, but I think I'm back on the trail...SO Here we go!

So to help with the challenge of making big big big decisions in the nearing future I'm going to make a "Possibilities" board in my apartment. It will be like a big poster with all the possible things I could do. I'm gonna research each one, each possible future. From going all over the world, to staying here, to jobs and friends and relationships and family and careers. And I'm gonna cut out pictures from magazines, and put up internet info, and map locations and all sorts of crap. That way I can see it all out in front of me instead of letting it all build up inside of me to the point where I just feel overwhelmed and depressed.

I'll try to post pictures as it comes along...as long as it isn't too personal. I have a lot of football to watch today, a lot of papers to grade this weekend, and a lot of work to do on myself in the coming weeks and months. My only regret really is that I want to truly share this process with all of you. But, for the health of my students, my school and my community it probably wouldn't be the best decision to include everything in this forum so you'll have to read between the lines.

Hope you all have a great weekend.

4 comments:

Corinna said...

Yay for snow! Are you leaving Alaska after this year? It's great to have the world at your feet! You know you always have friends in San Francisco.

ms. cugno to some said...

Does Sir Randall know that he made the blog title photo? I don't know exactly what you two are doing there, but it makes me smile real hard...

Mr. Kale Iverson said...

Well in that photo we are using playground springy animals to simulate a hairpin turn during a superbike race. As you can see I'm in the lead (only by a beard hair)

Anonymous said...

The "Possibility Board" perhaps could also be a student motivator in your classroom!

Kathy

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