When I was planning for 2017, two of my main goals were to earn education units and to take the Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET). Many of my previous co-workers and teachers that I’ve met at special education seminars I’ve attended said that I should take education courses at the Philippine Normal University (PNU). I know about PNU because that’s where I usually alight whenever I fall asleep on the bus and miss my stop on my way to DLSU.
When I was around 8 years old, I remember arranging my stuffed toys in front of my closet with a 14 x 17 illustration board stuck to it. I spent most of my afternoons pretending to be a teacher when I was supposed to be taking a nap (the adults force us to take afternoon naps). I taught my stuffed toys what I learned at school that day, writing all over the board with dustless chalk I took home from school.
Do you ever let go and allow yourself to be crazy?
Being in a long distance relationship, there are times when a giant wave of longing inundates me and it would always be at random moments like cleaning my guinea pig’s home, when I’m planning out my week, or when I’m taking a shower. Whenever this wave hits, talking to S is never quite enough to settle me down. In Sarah Kay’s words,
“It is hard to build a body out of words.
I have tried. We have both tried.”
“Only I own this body. This is mine and I don’t want to let anybody else make me feel different about the only thing that I have and that’s truly mine.”