Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Final Piece

I've had several "I'm done!" moments during this past year and a half of school. I counted the end of each May, July and December as an I'M DONE moment, even if for the semester. Last December I finished all my formal coursework and I did a big I'M DONE!

Except not really. The worst may have been over, but for state licensure I still had some 60-odd hours to spend in a high school library...tough to do when I'm working full time at a school somewhere else. So, I may have gotten back to some semblance of my old life last winter, but a chunk of my summer was spent inside the local high school. When I finished at the end of July, I ran from the place, elated that I'M DONE!

Except I wasn't. I still had a reflection paper to write...bugger that. It was one of those things that I considered so simple that I'd get it done anytime.

Except I didn't...because I'M DONE?.... I spent last Sunday banging away on the keyboard writing up four pages of reflection. Yesterday morning, I took the state content test. I walked away at 10:10.

Free at last. I'M DONE! I think.

It's time to ride.

- OB


WheelDancer said...

Welcome back! I assume cutting the check to the state for the "No Teacher Left A Dime" program, however painful, is too short to be considered the last not yet done piece.


Tim said...

Congrats! Now that the marathon is over, enjoy a long bike ride.

Or a lot of long bike rides.

Eclectchick said...

What the heck is a reflection paper?


Snakebite said...

Do reflection papers work if you're a vampire?

the old bag said...

HA! Vampires hand in blank sheets of paper.

Reflection paper = something rather fuzzy along the lines of "reflect upon your experiences, what you observed, how your thoughts have changed and insights you had"...bla, bla, bla. No research.

A long bike ride, indeed!

SiouxGeonz said...

Ride, baby, Ride.
Stick a fork in her, she's DONE :D :D :D

Vito said...

Congrats! Now start reflecting on riding.

Groover said...

Congrats. I feel exhausted just reading about it. Professional coach guy is pushing had for doing my MBA. There is no way I can put cycling on the backburner for a couple of years. So good on'ya! Can't wait to read about all the cycling you will have to catch up on now. :-)