Miss Bennett in the Bay

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Nov 30 2010

Life Actually Does Go On

So, it turns out that what all those old folks say is true (no matter how much you hate them while they say it): time heals all wounds.

I’ve been out of the classroom for nearly 6 months. While I had to quit to save my own sanity, it has been difficult for me to let go of the anger at the injustice I’ve faced.

But still, life goes on. As much as I would like to say “Neener neener” to the folks I used to work for, that surely won’t accomplish anything.

Instead, I find myself consumed with decorating our apartment for the holidays and reading lots of books. I recently read the latest issue of the Teach for America alumni magazine, which briefly spurred an existential crisis until I realized that Wendy Kopp is a little bit crazy and working 80 hour weeks for the rest of eternity is not something I wish to aspire to.

So anyway. I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience as a corps member (the third year part I would probably change). But, time to have a life.

One Response

  1. pam fuller

    Miss Bennett,

    For some reason you came to mind this evening, and happily once again I found your posts. I am curious as to what has become of you after leaving the school, the district from hell, and web page. Hopefully, you are gainfully employed as a writer and happier than the author of the Happiness Project.

    Pam Fuller
    Former Lit Coach at McEntee who transferred out midyear due to an inability to withstand any further administrative ineptness.

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