In my health front:
It seems most women in my city decide to visit their gynecologist, as I'm unable to make an appointment any time soon.
I'd been shot with my vitamin B which make the brain fog and fatigue recede a lot. I was tired of feeling exhausted all the time. B1, B6, B12 are my best friends!
I met with one of my boy former classmate, a shy bookish girl who wanted to meet with me for career advice. She wants to be a teacher and wants my opinion.
I am a teacher, I love pedagogy, yet I wanted to tell her No! with all my guts. I refrained from doing so, as it is not my place to block her options. I didn't even oppose my own girl decision to go into pedagogy!.
I honestly think it's a hard path to follow, and I doubt at age 18 you even grasp the complexities of said route. What I did, was to present her the good, the bad and the ugly of this career avenue.
I explain to her how happy this career made me and why I'm not teaching at schools anymore. She want's to work in alternative education, so I tried to make her realise what that path involves in terms of life options.
Pedagogy trends in the era of neoliberalism is much more about standardised test, productivity and the reproduction of inequality rather than social justice, and child centre approaches. It could be really frustrating for someone who wants to make a difference to get into the system. It might well crush her, but isn't her right to try?
It made me feel a little cynic and very old.