I am back from a nearly-two-week trip to San Francisco, which involved me doing many lovely things in the company of my boyfriend and his parents.
Things I did NOT do while California include:
-planning the summer course I’m teaching
-checking my school email
I will be doing an awful lot of these things in the next two weeks.
The course I’m teaching is Intermediate Fiction. This will definitely be a learning curve for me. I’ve never taught a Creative Writing course; in fact, this is my first time really putting a course together, since last semester I simply adjusted the syllabus the department gave me. The three hour stretch of class time twice a week is a little intimidating. So is the feeling that I am still a student of writing; am I really ready to teach it?
But it is also exciting. It will certainly be an adventure. And I suppose that teaching, like writing, is best learned by doing it, by seeing what works and experiencing what doesn’t.
So I will learn.