I’m really trying to keep myself positive and focus on what I can appreciate right now and right here in my life, but holy paint drying, batman! Am I ever so utterly bored! Religious education classes don’t actually start until September 13. Until then…I don’t even think the teachers know what we should be doing. Yesterday I spent a few hours sorting through old papers, such as coloring sheets and facts about the Bible. I spent my job at the Extension Center going through files, I do NOT want to be doing this again. It’s incredibly frustrating to feel so stagnated. I suppose I can view this all as a lesson in patience and learning to enjoy life at a slower pace, but I’m 22 dammit! I’m supposed to be living in a city, working 10 hour days, busting my butt for minimum pay and partying with other reckless young adults. Right? Probably not.
I’m sure I’ll feel stressed and over-worked soon, although it doesn’t help to think that when work does pile up, it will still be working with kids. Children and I have a mutual disregard for each other. It’s fascinating, really. I guess right now I really need to calm down, focus on what I can do now, and hope my running clothes come in the mail soon so I can burn off some excess energy.
Oh yeah, and Joshua “Lock” Warburg will be visiting me this evening with his sister, Sarah. It’s our first visitor! And most importantly, a kick-off to what should soon be a fantastic Americorps-JVC rivalry (although can you really even call it that when JVC is so astonishingly superior? No, no you can’t).