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.