Well, it has been one interesting year I must say. 2017 had definitely brought its share of ups and downs, but I am glad that I am still here.
Over the year, I went back to work at the second non-profit organization I work for. In addition, I did summer camp at a new location but I didn’t really like it too much. There really wasn’t much for me to do and it felt like a waste of time for me to be there. However, I got the chance to visit my old summer campsite in Queens and I was so happy to see my kids and former co-workers. I think the kids were happy to see me too. I just wanted them to know that I hadn’t forgotten about them even though I no longer worked for the company.
Some the kids grew taller than me and I was so shocked in that because it had only been a few months. (Okay it was a whole school year, but it still felt like a short amount of time.)
It was bittersweet to see them all and to be honest, I didn’t want to leave. But I had to. It was time for me to go back to work in Brooklyn.
With the visit behind me, I finished out summer camp and went back to work in September. Since the school year started, I don’t work with my old group students but work more with the sixth graders. They are a handful, but they are kids so that’s to be expected.
In November, I started writing in NaNoWriMo, but sometime in the second week I abandoned the project due to writer’s block and lack of motivation. It sucks because I would have love to finish a story and have it published. It’s just my nerves get the best of me. However, I should be writing again pretty soon. I think 2018 will be the year to finally get my work out there.
So, 2018 I am ready! What do you have for me?