Heading back to work after the long, lazy summer has been…challenging.
I miss blogging, but haven’t had the energy (or any interesting experiences) to share. I went to yoga on Sunday to combat my malaise.
Yoga has magic properties that make me feel relaxed and healthy. I always leave the class feeling better than I did when I went in.
It was perfect until the woman next to me started grunting and cursing every time she found a pose challenging. Judging by her colourful language, she really struggled with the class.
Let’s just say, I didn’t get the calm, peaceful experience I craved.
Afterward, I went to Starbucks. It was a crisp sunny afternoon, so I sat outside to enjoy my coffee and unwind from the stressful yoga experience. I wanted quiet to regroup.
I hadn’t even started my muffin when an adolescent turned up.
“I remember you from elementary school,” he announced sitting down. “When I saw you, I had to come and say hi.”
I didn’t let on that I couldn’t recall him. (Although I worked at his school, I don’t think I taught him.) We chatted about his bike (he prefers riding it to video games!) and his recent transition to high school.
I didn’t get my solitary latte interlude, but I did get a sweet small town teacher moment. It felt good that a former student felt comfortable enough to stop and talk to me.
Work has been crazy busy this year, but maybe it’s worth it if I’m making positive connections with kids.