Sunday, November 18, 2012
This school year has been just as crazy as I expected. My kiddos are a sweet, but very needy bunch. I've also been put on (too) many committees this year, as well as being a coach for Girls on the Run. My #1 concern is my classroom, but I find myself constantly being pulled for various meetings and trainings. One of these days I will learn to say NO when I am asked to do something. Actually, a main problem this year is that we're not being asked to do things, but being TOLD to do them. That is a whole other story that is causing me A LOT of stress. I REALLY miss my principal that retired 2 years ago. She really understood that the kids and families are the heart of our school. I miss that mentality so much. It's hard when you're not shown respect by the administration.
In other news...well, there really isn't any other news. Somehow I am back to feeling like a first year teacher. I am working mostly 10-12 hour days and bringing home 3-6 hours of work on the weekends. I really need to commit myself to something outside of work.
With not knowing when or IF I'll be getting pregnant anytime soon, I have been playing with the idea of starting to train for the Nike Half Marathon in DC at the end of April. I just need someone to commit to doing long runs on the weekends and I'll do it. Training would be good for me physically and mentally. I've got to make the decision soon!
My husband has been SO supportive through all of this, but I know it is wearing on our relationship for me to be constantly stressed. Hopefully there will be changes at work, but the only thing I can change is how I balance my life. As we prepare for the holiday where we share our days with those we are thankful for, I need to be show how thankful I am to be healthy. I need to show that to myself and my body.
Happy Thanksgiving Sparkers!