I have 36 days left in this contract counting tomorrow. I give a mid term exam next Wednesday and then have a 4 day long weekend. I give a final exam on August 11th and there is a good bye BBQ on Friday the 12th and there are 5 weekends (10 days). That totals 15 days which means I have 21 teaching days left or 105 classes remaining. May dragged a bit and June flew by and we are crushing July. How does this "time flying" happen without much regard? Routine. Routine. Routine.
I like Paulo Coelho. I have read The Alchemist, Like the Flowing River and The Witch of Portobello all of which I enjoyed. I do find him a bit over the top religious and preachy at times but I always take that with a grain of salt. Anyways his quote above being one of my favorites smacked me right in the face this week. Routine is lethal. Don't get me wrong, I am not 25 or 30 years into a career that I had and am just "putting in time" so I can retire.
|Catedral de Tehuacán|
As I am developing new skills and now winding down and "killing precious time" I realized this week when I was internally ranting about routine that my routine consists of exactly 3 months, then I am doing something new. I can choose to stay in Mexico which is really growing on me or I can jump on the big bird and head to Asia and let the cards lay where they fall. What I do have coming up and what I desperately need is a road trip. A jump on a bus to Puebla and hang out kind of road trip.
Puebla is a UNESCO World Heritage city, It has over 375 churches, amazing neighborhoods, fantastic views of the very active Volcano Popocatepetl and also gives me quick access to the ruins at Teotehuacan. I always loves me some Mayan ruins.
This post is not really about anything but a quick realization of where I am and what I am doing, plus I have not written anything in a while. I am really trying to avoid creating a "daily diary" situation but fu** it and who cares. I like to write and will write about whatever I want to. Maybe tomorrow I will write about the value of Gummi Bears in emerging market economies.