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It's been awhile

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!
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FEARLESSNOW 11/24/2012 10:24PM

    Sorry to hear you are stressed. I hope things get easier at school soon. emoticon

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CHANGINGMORGAN 11/19/2012 8:02AM

    Sounds like a good plan! I can't wait to hear how things go!

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PINKNFITCARLA 11/18/2012 10:59PM

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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XFITSTRONG 11/18/2012 5:28PM

    If I were in charge I would quadruple the salary of all teachers. A very underpaid profession.... So sorry you are stressed and I wish I lived close to you to be your half marathon training partner! I think you should go for it! The exercise will be a big release for you I am sure. Take care!

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BALANCEDLIFE4ME 11/18/2012 5:28PM

    Ok, Purple...your comment made me enter the random drawing. Acckkk! I can barely run a 5k right now, but I have 5 months to train. I will know if I am one of the draws by December 14th. It's good to have goals!

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PURPLEVALENTINE 11/18/2012 5:01PM

    I can relate to all of this. We are lucky to have such supportive guys in our lives while we make our way through this crazy school year. I think that is awesome you are going to train for the marathon. Go you!! Can't wait for our shopping date!! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 11/18/2012 4:32PM

    Teaching can be a demanding profession. I hope you are able to concieve on schedule. Maybe having a baby of your own will help you set up boundaries on the job.

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DMEYER4 11/18/2012 3:05PM

  good luck with school and the marathon. Also I hope you get pregnant soon. happy Thanksgiving

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