Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It's interesting... I've found that as a teacher, I can easily slide into working 10+ hour days, then coming home and doing more work, without really noticing. And when everyone else around you is still at work, it doesn't seem weird to be there at 6:00 even when you arrived at 8:00... (Not to mention the total lack of lunch breaks... every lunch turns into a meeting, or supervision, or this, or that...). I realized today that I didn't have any overwhelming, immediate need to stay at school this afternoon, so I just left. At 3:30! I was there from 8:00 to 3:30, with only a ten-minute break (at recess, as lunch was double-booked with a meeting and supervision), and I feel like such a slacker! Why should I feel like I'm slacking when I'm working 60+ hours each week? Short answer: I shouldn't! I think my body is shocked by having nothing to do and I'm guessing I'll be fast asleep (possibly on the couch) by 9:00... and I'm looking forward to it!