I am a strong swimmer. I can't even remember before I could swim. I like surfing and I am not afraid of waves. Once, though, I did get caught in a riptide. It was a pretty scary experience. I was able to swim my way out, but it was not easy.
We finally got rif news, and it does look good for me. The district says it will "primarily" effect first and second year teachers. I have to wonder why "primarily" is thrown in there as a third year teacher with a late hire date. The thing that is difficult for these second year teachers is that this is the second rif they've been through. They will probably go through it again next year if they are rehired. They are caught in a rif tide.