I can’t believe I’m moving to Tulsa in a week. I never thought I’d move to Tulsa. Even though I’ll be living there all summer for Institute, not having an apartment until July makes me feel like I’m in limbo. I won’t live in Louisiana anymore, but I won’t really live in Tulsa until I have my own place.
I’m working through my Pre-Work. The readings aren’t bad. I’m done with everything in Section 1-3 and I’m working on journals now. I feel a little lost so far with my journaling. My response to things is often so internalized, so I’m working on putting what I feel into words. I feel that I’m getting a great background in the roots of poverty and the challenges my kids may face, but I wish there was more related to teaching. So far, there isn’t a lot of emphasis on how to take what I’ve learned about issues of race and class and turn it into practical information for my classroom.
I’m starting to realize just how much I’m going to miss Louisiana.