Yesterday was the beginning of my last full semester of grad classes and the last segment before my practicum and internship. As if I didn't have enough to do, today I added another thing to my schedule. Yes, I made my life even more complicated --- and on purpose.
The amazing thing is that I made it better, too. I added in some fun.
Now, many people would not consider agreeing to teach knitting to four
people as something fun. Four people calling out with assorted problems
in deciphering the loops and tangles with two sticks; four people at
various stages of mastering the complicated process of getting their
brains to tell their fingers what to do; one person reveling in the
knowledge that she enjoys being a teacher.
In the process of teaching, you remove yourself from the center and
focus on the student. Only when you can see things through the eyes of
another person are you able to teach them, and in doing this, I was
momentarily free from my own obsession with studies and grades and the
For two hours, I simply had fun. Thank you, ladies. :) I look forward to next week.