Where Am I?

Where Am I?This is not a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego challenge.  I’m serious.

After I drove a couple of hours from Lumberton to Selma; the train ran two hours late; the car rental shop had closed, and I had to get a cab to the airport to get a rental; and I drove another couple of hours up to Manassas, it was 10:30 when I got to my hotel room. 

Getting up early in the morning, I found myself entirely disoriented.  I had no frame of reference for where I was — no pavement for traction.  I’m not whining.  It’s a lot like your first few days of school.  You don’t know the kids.  You may not even know what you’re teaching yet (happened to me).  Your materials are not fully collected, organized, or even invented yet. You’re disoriented. 

The only thing you have to go on is your own professional knowledge and experience and the community of educators you work with. 

It’s enough.

I found the bathroom, even in the dark!

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.