Tim Hatch: Educator. Author. Tired.

Journal

Gratitude Journal

Three things: Annette. I encountered the most blatant academic dishonesty of my short career last night and having someone with 20 years in education to talk about it, make sure my reaction wasn’t unfair, etc., made such a huge difference. Phil. I’ve known Phil for 20 years. We had lunch yesterday, at an excellent Malaysian...

Gratitude Journal

Three things: Flexibility. I haven’t written one of these in two days because the night before last I was exhausted, and last night I was too busy having the most fun I’ve had since the Before Time. And the more I think about it, the more I think writing these at night is a bad...

Gratitude Journal

Three things: My Inlandia Workshop. Every other week I coordinate a critique group with a group of writers who are truly excellent people. It brings me genuine joy, and tonight was no different. Therapy. I’m 18 years in and I’d be a fucking train wreck without it. The Try Channel on YouTube. They’ve made the...

Weekly Check In – 10/21/2020

Sixty six weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about: Weight: 233 Blood Sugar: 105 Down a pound. IT’S A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTION (not really). The post I wrote last week was really helpful. It helped me be aware of the shit that’s going through my head, and knowing where...

Gratitude Journal

Three things: Creativity. My career is in education, but the side gig is writing and the arts, and I cannot tell you how grateful I am for that. I know the most amazing people, and I get to hang out with them all the time, when there’s not a plague on, and it’s a genuinely...

Gratitude Journal

I just got off the phone with Bella, who’s the best, and she told me she’s been writing gratitude journals and it sounded like a great idea. No idea how long I’ll be able to keep this up, but… I guess let’s shoot for three things: Health insurance. I’m able to get back on the...