It's 7:30pm, my balcony door is open and the star curtains are blowing up and out but the air coming in is hot hot hot and makes the room even hotter. But I don't really care - I feel trapped with the door closed. My iPod is on random and this song by the Smashing Pumpkins is playing. One time I went to Little Rock to visit my grandmother and a boy who played this song in his car over and over and over and over that weekend, so now every time I hear it I think of those few days, the sun when it's golden, and this song on repeat. I always wanted to think he was playing it for me.
I'm devising my fall program schedule for girls in 6th-10th grade, and it's still amazing to think I get to pick what extra-curricular clubs to offer. In high school, I was a member of at least fifteen clubs - I'm perpetually interested in everything (but never fully invested in anything). So far, I'm settled on:
- Girls Rock Camp
- Film Making
- Model United Nations
- Roller Derby (Derby Brats)
- Science via a Sea World grant program
- Girls Sports League
plus a few mandatory things like leadership development programs, technology, and similar concepts. I can have five classes a day, and since this is the last year of the grant cycle, I don't have as much money to spend as I did last year, so I've got to pick some lower budget programs.
When you were in school, what was your favorite club or after school activity?