Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Night Teacher Blues

Well I am heading back to work for the start of the 2013-2014 school year tomorrow and can I just say my mind and body are still on summer vacation.  I won't be surprised if I need a nap in the middle of the day. I don't think I am going to be able to really snap out of summer vacation mode until after Labor Day.

I am entering my seventh year of teaching and the most exciting thing for me is knowing that it is almost over. Sounds like a drag right? But I am far from sad about it. Some days, I am feeling it--I love teaching reading-- but most days I am screaming Lord Jesus take the wheel. Being an educator has been a great start on my journey as a working woman, but I am ready to gracefully tap out. 

Fortunately for me, after a lot of prayer and soul searching, I am getting my master's degree in marriage and family therapy. A career as a therapist is much more suited for what I love to do--run my mouth, listen to people, and to try to help/give advice whenever I can. I cannot wait to start classes at the end of this month. 

Even though I am not ready on so many levels, I actually don't have Sunday night teacher blues for once. I am a little excited to get the ball rolling and use all my nifty little schools supplies I bought. I can't be done if I never start right? I am going to really try to stay as positive as possible this school year because the end is in sight if I can just hold on. Most of the time whatever I am dreading turns out to not be so bad anyway. I will not underestimate the power of stepping outside to get a little fresh air or doing whatever necessary to maintain my joy throughout the school day. I also have a new leadership role so that will be something new to spice up my last year or so and I get to help and grow others. I love using the gifts God gave me. 

What are somethings you do to avoid the blues at work? I 'd love to hear. 

Have a fabulous week!

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