I don't have friggatriskaidekaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th) but it wasn't a good day for me yesterday. I have been pretty jazzed about my upcoming classes-- 2 of the same classes back to back, 3 days a week, in a class that I've already taught and prepped for. Pretty much the ideal situation for me.
Yesterday 1 of those classes was cancelled due to low enrollment. I'm bummed, mainly because by teaching only 1 class, I pay more in childcare than I make (even cutting an hour off the nanny's schedule). I'm now paying for the honor to teach. I do really love teaching, and this is probably the best testament to that.
Yesterday I tried to think of all the good things about having only 1 class-- less grading and more time with Jackson and Matthew top the list. And even though I'm losing money by doing it, I am lucky to have the opportunity to do something I love doing, it will be continuous employment on my resume and it is an opportunity to build upon my teaching experience. Not according to my plan, but I trust that it is a good thing.