Nothing bothers me more than a slump. I hate feeling useless. I hate coming home to an empty apartment and realizing that I have nothing, absolutely nothing, to look forward to that day. Well, except for homework. And who looks forward to that?
So the other day, I was sitting alone at home, doing the whole “woe is me” thing. And then, in a random burst of curiosity, I sent a quick Facebook message to the director of the drama club I used to help with. I just asked if there was going to be a play this year, and received the reply that, yes, there was a play, and I was welcome to come help whenever I wanted.
There is a catch, of course. I’m a poor college student who doesn’t have the extra money to pay for gas to drive to Pleasant Grove twice a week. However…I work in PG twice a week. I’m going to drive up early on Thursdays so I can hang out with my favorite kids for an hour and a half. And you know what? My slump is already gone. This week has been my busiest yet this year, and I love it. I’ve been running around like a crazy person, with barely enough time to breathe, let alone eat or sleep. And yet, this is the happiest I’ve been all semester.
Part of it is the kids. I love giggling with Bailey and Addi when we’re supposed to be listening. I love watching Gideon make faces at me when we’re supposed to be listening. I love dancing around and making the kids laugh…when we’re supposed to be listening. I’m never happier than I am when I’m at Drama Club rehearsals. And it’s got me thinking…I never get bored of this. This is my fourth year, and I still look forward to every single rehearsal. Maybe I need to consider this as a possible career. I don’t think there’s anything I would enjoy more than working with kids like this every day.
Hey, it’s a possibility.
P.S. For your listening pleasure... :)
P.S.S. So I was super excited because when I wrote this in Microsoft, I used super cool fonts and it looked awesome. And now it doesn't. Oh well. :)