Missing In Action

I feel terrible.  I have not been able to post anything to my blog in several days.  I have even dropped the ball on the photo challenges I have been participating in with SDAWP Photo Voices.  I have been challenged by my 2nd graders this year.  It has gotten to the point where it has taken up my free time at home!

As a fellow blogger, Texas Teaching Fanatic (KaylaShook), stated, “There’s nothing quite like beginning-of-the-school-year tired. I know this will get better, but right now I’m pooped!”  She totally wrote what I feel.  I am pooped.  More and more I am finding out that my students have needs beyond the academic.  It has literally zapped the energy from me, and it takes a lot to do that!

I must remember why I became a teacher in the first place.  I know I am going to make a difference in my students’ lives.  I have to stop thinking about everything as a challenge.  I need to start enjoying what I do in the classroom more.  I think that is the reason I am so tired all the time.  I am reminded by a quote by Deepak Chopra.

The past is gone.  The future is not here.  Now I am free of both.  What am I
choosing right now?  Choose joy.

I need to remember to choose joy.