brb just vomiting about my student loans and shit
moonshine cherries are deceptive
Doing Thanksgiving right…
#true life: i work at a rehab
was leaving work today and stopped to talk to one of the girls and my boss as they were bringing the food in for dinner. the guy who helps (i think he works for the church where the kids go to eat some nights) stops me and asks if i am the history teacher. and then he tells me what a fantastic teacher i am, from what he has seen when he comes in every day to grab stuff from our rooms. and how he used to teach social studies/government/economics classes and he was just always so incredibly impressed by me and what i’m doing and how obvious it is that i’m passionate about what i’m teaching these kids.
it’s seriously one of the most incredible feelings to be given that sort of praise by someone. not because they were supposed to be observing you or anything but just because they saw what you were doing and thought you deserved it.
Step 316: Don’t feel embarrassed on behalf of other people
Via Boyfriend Dave:
"You know, you don’t have to feel embarrassed for people when they’re doing something on purpose," he said. "They’re doing it because they want to. They’re doing it because it makes them happy. Don’t worry about her — she’s just doing her. She’s not embarrassed. So why are you?"
Someone wearing a weird outfit? Someone dancing who’s not great at it? Someone getting up for karaoke without the voice for it? Don’t cringe on their behalf; that is almost always an expression of your discomfort in your own skin. It takes a lot of courage to be yourself, to do something because you love it. Don’t worry about those people; they are fucking fine. They’re great, in fact.
#true life: i work at a rehab
the first week he was there, one of the kids at work insisted that i listen to his band and he wrote down their name and one of their songs for me. he’s been asking me every other day since if i have listened to them but i kept leaving the paper at work and didn’t get around to it. i’m listening to them now so i can tell him what i think on monday.
for the record they are actually not that bad! not what i’d usually listen to but they are pretty good.
#true life: I work at a rehab
Yesterday I clocked out from work at 5:45 and didn’t end up leaving until 6:15. We have a girl right now who puts herself under so much pressure for school. She’s trying to keep up with 3 AP classes worth of work in a place where you get 8 hours a week for school. It has been rough for her to deal with that on top of everything else she has going on. But yesterday she gave me a huge hug and thanked me. She told me that she was having nightmares about school when she first arrived but how they’ve stopped since I sat down with her and worked out a plan for what she needs to do. And we talked about how she is going to be able to handle school again when she goes home. The change I’ve seen in this girl since she arrived is heartbreaking in such a good way. And it kills me knowing that I get to be part of that change. That I get to help with that in my own small way.
"some of those blacks though…"
my boss. i think i’m going to vomit.