Monday, September 14, 2009

Gimme Some Extra Energy...

There are times lately when I find myself looking back fondly to the days of study at home, slow-cooked casseroles and a slightly guilty feeling at being able to spend some time online catching up with what writing friends and colleagues are up to.

This is because my life seems to have seriously stepped up a gear! I'm doing hours teaching for Meath VEC delivering classes to adults. This is all on the back of the creative writing classes that I began with, oh two years ago..?(!)

So now my days are full of me bashing the keyboard on my computer, form filling, and making session plans and schemes of work... Oh, don't you just love the chalk face - it's no wonder that teachers look forward to their summer holidays; I'm seriously knackered and we're only two weeks into courses.

In other news, I've received a commission to write a poem. Just one poem - imagine! Much more about this closer to the time when it comes to fruition... exciting stuff, eh?

6 comments:

Niamh B said...

That's mad about the poem commission, sounds like fun!
Know what you mean about the energy, am seriously taking a quiet week this week, going nowhere, doing nothing... just trying to recharge.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Busyness breeds business. There, I've just coined a phrase!
You're a marvel, B!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Need a boost, B? Try a pint of Buckfast for breakfast with a couple of steradent for extra zing. Not only does it perk ye up ta feck,it also gives your teeth a good old clean at the same time.
I swear by it.
Actually, I think I may swear because of it.

apprentice said...

All sounds positively stressful in a good way. More power to your elbow missus!

BarbaraS said...

Cheers Niamh - can I sneak into your quietness? I won't disturb you - except for the snoring... ;)

N, oh yes, I do think that's true. Ask a busy woman and all that :)

TFE... you seem to specialise in thoughts that make me splutter all over me 'puter! I'll have to buy a rain-proof jacket for it!

A, I tell you things will settle soon. I hope!

me55al1na said...

Hey Babs,

Sounds like life has gone supercharged since we e-spoke last! I've only had a very quick catch up on your blog but will read more soon and catch up with what you've been up to.

Great to see your success (an MA even!).

With love.