Here we are rolling into September. It is getting that time of year where things start settling into a groove into what the next 10 months will be for me. Here is a look at some of the things that have happened the last month:
I have started teaching at a new school and new county this year. I am also going from teaching 8th grade to Geometry (normally 10th graders). I started getting back the feelings I had my first year of teaching (good and bad). I have settled down this time much faster. I guess we can attribute that to many things: being older, experience, wiser (hopefully), and just realizing that it will all settle down and I will be able to figure my way through it all. How will the new school/grade/year go? We shall see. I feel pretty good about my location and position right now.
I have found out that I will possibly be teaching another camp during my fall break (because I choose a profession where I have ‘weeks off,’ so I fill those weeks with more work). We may be changing the template of the camp this time however. I am going to make more of the material from scratch for this camp. It is kind of exciting to do so, but also daunting. The one thing that has me a bit worried is coming up with a design as the logo of the camp. I don’t consider my design skills to be great, but this is still exciting nevertheless.
Another reason why I haven’t been working on my own web development learning the last month is I am now maintaining the website for the church I attend. This is exciting as this is the first website I am working on that is not my own. I have been learning the basics behind the website. Thankfully, the CMS is the same that I use (WordPress), so that helped. There are definitely things on the website that are more advanced than what I do. I think I have a grasp of the basics. Now I put on my thinking cap and think of ways to better promote the website not only throughout the church, but in the community.
Finally, it is college football season! I hope to do more write ups this year about what I see as I watch the games. I don’t plan on releasing my top 10 until a couple weeks into the season. But I am excited to see the first weeks of the season get underway.
That is where I am at now. Hopefully, there will be more write ups this month. I hope to start working on the camp material first, then start working on learning node.js. If there is anything you think I should look at and would love to hear my opinion on a matter let me know!