I am a teacher, and began working with middle school students again this week. It is always interesting to go back to work during election season.
In political speeches, I am an example of the middle class work ethic. In real life, I am often tired. I like inspiration, but at the same time, I also like commiseration. A wonderful example of what I’m looking for is the recent article, “Cooking isn’t fun, but you should do it anyway”. In it, Tracie McMillan writes:
“Which brings me to the dirty little secret that I suspect haunts every food writer: When you have no choice but to cook for yourself every single day, no matter what, it is not a fun, gratifying adventure. It is a chore. On many days, it kind of sucks.”
Sometimes it is realism, more than rhetoric, that gets me through my day.