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Finding Myself and Changing Myself

Saturday, November 24, 2018

So I deleted some blogs and was looking over some of my older ones and a year later...I'm still struggling with the work/life balance. This has been going on for about 3 years now and it really hasn't gotten better. So I am forced to look at myself and realize:

1. I like my job, but it is impacting my health and how I feel about myself.
2. I leave work frustrated, emotionally drained, and with work to do at home.
3. I am not paid for all the time and effort I put into this position.

I am a teacher. I am a giver by nature, but this is a career in which the taking never really stops. Planning periods get taken up with meetings. Layers of work get piled onto already existing layers of work. I feel like I am always drowning. I see more experienced teachers staying long hours, so I know it doesn't really get better the longer I teach.

I need to take some actions for myself. I need to leave my building by 4:15 daily. This will give me time to get my room ready for the next day and make it home to kiss my husband before he leaves for work. If I leave by 4:15, I can make the 5:30 CrossFit workout.

I am blessed that financially, I can afford to leave this position if I can't establish a balance. My husband has already been pushing for this, but now I'm really starting to think about it. What is more important...making a lot of money or living long enough to enjoy my grandchildren?
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  • HMBROWN1
    If you are financially stable and don't need the income, why don't you consider leaving the position and doing some part time volunteer work instead? There would be tons of places that would love to have your skill set for a volunteer! Best wishes!
    19 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Blessings
    19 days ago
  • TSHAWGER
    Life is too short not to be happy. Take care of yourself.
    19 days ago
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