9. Thinking of Him
I walked down to the local farmers market that was in business on Wendsdays like today and picked up some fresh fruit. It may be stretching my money to only buy food fresh and without chemicals, but it was for a cause I believed in. I munched on an apple on the way home before remembering what day it was-today I would find out if I got the job!
I practically ran home and opened up my computer. Thinking of Harry had gotten me all distracted from things that mattered more, like my possible career as a math teacher. I know, it's an intresting choice and not exactly a typical dream job, but I love math and being only 23 I can remember when I was the age of the students and try to build my lessons on ways that I thought might have helped me learn better. I logged into my e-mail and opened my in box. The first couple of e-mails were spam-I deleted those. Then I found one from the local middle school. With shaking fingers I tried to click on it. I accidently clicked on the e-mail three ahead of it, the one confirming the purchase of my new racket off of amazon. I went back to the proper e-mail and began to read.
"YES!" I screamed out loud. I got the job! I decided to tell everyone I knew. Then I realized that I had no one to tell. Nathan was over, Kat was mad, I hadn't had time for friends in college, I hadn't spoken to anyone from my home town since I moved here, and as for my parents...well...there was the...accident. I suddenly became upset. Here I am, with my dream job of teaching my favorite subject to the age of students I had always wanted to teach it to and I have no one to share the news with. I don't usually like to do this, but since I was upset, I walked upstairs, put on my usual tennis outfit (none of that fancy coordinated stuff from earlier today) and walked out to the park to practice for the second time today. In broad daylight. At a time that there might actually be other people around at. But I needed to clear my mind. I needed to think of a way to make it up to Kat. I might even need a way to talk to some of my old friends from junior high and high school. But all I found myself thinking of was him. Harry. He had caused the fight between me and Kat, but I wasn't mad at him. I had quite a few things I needed to work out, and he wasn't one of them but he still remained in the from of my mind. I don't know why, but for some reason, everything I do has me thinking of him.