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?