I’ve gotten off to a shaky start. My plan was to begin a new me by working out with the goal of 5 times a week and working on my personal projects; and sure enough, when you say things like that, hindrances pop up. I was able to start working out, but I wasn’t able to continue working out. It’s hard out here for a teacher! If it ain’t one thing its anotha! There is so much we are expected to do while at school with the students, when students are in their extracurricular classes, and really not enough time to accomplish everything that needs to be done. Students get holidays and teachers must report to school for meetings and planning. Students get early release and teachers must stay for more meetings and more planning. None of this is enough time to complete all that you must prepare for your classes. I refuse to do work at home because then it feels as if I don’t get a break! *I also work, with traffic, close to an hour away from my home. This just adds to the complications that arise.
Am I grateful for having a job? Yes I am; and I am realizing that there are issues no matter where you work. Did I choose to live this far from work? Yep and I still had these same issues when I lived 8 minutes away. I look forward to the day that I can be free to do what I want to do when I grow up. It’s imperative that I grow up now and begin doing what I want to do.
My work out plan, is not working as well as I would like because as a teacher I must make copies, and have meetings, and look over lesson plans, create lesson plans, respond to parent emails…so a lot of the teaching life is interfering with my personal life. Struggling to do other things besides work and come home to rest. There must be sacrifice somewhere? Maybe if I don’t set a start date and just begin that will help. I don’t know. On a lighter more self-assured note, the holidays are coming and I am super excited!