In the past two days, there have been the welcome back meeting for the entire faculty/staff, orientations for 6th graders and new 7th to 12th graders and a campus meeting for all the faculty/staff of the Middle/Upper School. My list of things to research and teach people keeps on growing as I still have some paperwork to get done, but I hope by Thursday to have all the paperwork in and time to actually call the realtor. Then there will be a party at the Upper School head's place for unwinding, Friday off and a long weekend before I get used to waking up far too early. I know that I won't be at school quite as much as some teachers but my plan is to be visible at the start.
An interaction that made me happy is that yesterday after the 6th grade orientation, two different parents came up and said, you're going to be seeing a lot of my daughter. It was that moment of oh yes, this is my sort of place. Also I'm learning that I need time to decompress after my days as they're very socially heavy. Tonight I stopped at a cafe on the way back from school, then came back earlier to the place I'm staying to find out my hostess is going out, which works for me. At some point, I'll do another meal with her, but currently having space to myself as I process everything helps a lot.
Last Friday I actually wrote some FicFriday stuff but completely forgot to post it as I was still thinking over everything and then yesterday was simply long. My current WiP is going slowly but I think I should be able to get it done in time if I choose a day to just write.
I'm also posting a meme from fightingthecage
about fandom as I like the questions.Pick a number from the list and I'll answer it in the comments.
1 - Your current OTP
2 - A pairing you initially didn’t consider but someone changed your mind
3 - A pairing you have never liked and probably never will
4 - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t
5 - Have you added anything stupid/cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what
6 - What’s the longest you’ve ever been in a fandom
7 - Do you remember your first OTP, if so who was in it
8 - Do you prefer characters from real action series or anime series
9 - Has the internet caused you to stop liking any fandoms, if so, which and why
10 - Name a fandom you didn’t care/think about until you saw it all over tumblr/LJ/DW
11 - How do you feel about the other people in your current fandom
12 - Your favorite fanartist/author gives you one request, what do you ask for
13 - Your favorite fanart or fanartist
14 - Your favorite fanfiction or fanauthor
15 - Choose a song at random, which OTP does it remind you of
16 - Invent a random AU for any fandom (we always need more ideas)
17 - A ship you’ve abandoned and why
18 - A pairing you ship that you don’t think anyone else ships
19 - Show us an example of your personal headcanon
20 - Do you remember what your first fanwork was?
21 - Self-rec: What's your favorite fanwork you've created?
22 - Are you one of those fans who can’t watch anything without shipping
23 - 5 favorite characters from 5 different fandoms
24 - 3 OTPs from 3 different fandoms
25 - A fandom you’re in but have no ships from
26 - Just ramble about something fan-related, go go go( Twitter Fics )