Oh boy, just getting in under the wire for this sixth post in August. But hey! I did it! As for my other goals…..well, an update on that for you on Monday most likely.
As I type this I’m sitting in my dark classroom, it’s 7:57AM on a Wednesday. I don’t technically have to be at school until 8AM and the kiddos are here by 8:35AM, but I’ve found it to be so nice to arrive at 7AM and have an hour and a half to get work done. Because by the end of the day the thought of even staying 15 minutes after 3:30PM makes me want to cry.
Why? Because this is hard. I knew it was going to be hard going in, and it’s not different than I expected, I just didn’t know how I would be able to handle it. And now I do! I handle it by crying sometimes, asking for a lot of help (which is humbling and not my strong suit), and by drinking a lot of Diet Coke. Remember when I tried to give soda up for a while? HAH, cute, Em.
Obviously I can’t, and won’t, share many details about what’s going on in my classroom. But it is hard. And good, there are definitely really good parts and really sweet, kind children. Today is the 8th day of school. 172 more days to go. I’m trying to have an attitude that I can only get better at this. I can speak that into existence, right?!
Let’s end this post on a high note, things that are good:
- I have very supportive co-workers who not only didn’t get annoyed when I cried but encouraged it.
- LABOR DAY WEEKEND IS COMING AND I HAVE THREE DAYS ALL TO MYSELF. Praise the Lord.
- I have a beautiful new apartment in a super hip and fun area of town. (Note that I am not hip, just my neighborhood–huge faker over here).
Alright peeps, over and out for August. September goals and an update coming on Monday or Tuesday. And hopefully a tour of the apartment. Enjoy your long weekend–only 2 workdays until we get there.