journal 2017.08.25
(livings, misc)

A year ago today I had to say goodbye to Sheep.

I start my new job as a teacher on Tuesday and already there are last minute happenings. It’s so easy to place blame on other people, but big picture-wise it’s really all okay. I am nervous of the mistakes I’m already making and the pressure that only I can feel. I don’t want to see this job as a job… but I am afraid of the day I will because that kind of feeling is gradual.

The boiling frog is a parable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to or be aware of threats that arise gradually. (Boiling frog)

I miss Sheep, my Sheep.