Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Life line

This student teaching experience combined with an overwhelming workload from class and a monstrous supervisor/TA would normally cause me to dive into the depths of despair. Fortunately whenever I am feeling close to that, the phone rings. Every night a man from my past calls to chat. We reconnected via the internet more than a year ago and started talking on the phone over the summer. Not only do we have lots to talk about, but he encourages me to get out of the house and do things. I go for walks and send him pictures. I go apple-picking and to local festivals and send him pictures. It makes us both happy and it keeps me from sitting home alone thinking about things that would make me miserable.

6 comments:

Smellyann said...

He sounds like a great guy. I'm glad he is keeping you out of the depths of despair. Big hugs to you, you can do this. :)

Electronic Goose said...

I'm glad you have someone like that.

BerryBird said...

He sounds like a good friend. We all need a little encouragement at times.

Stacy said...

Sorry to hear things are crummy - but good to hear you've got support to get you through it! We all need it and often times don't get near enough of it from the people closest to us.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

How great that you have a friend! So nice to have some support. So sorry things have been so rough. Sorry too that I am so far behind commenting. ((((hug))))

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Being active through hard times is always helpful, I think.