How are you? How are you feeling?
I wanted to get on here and do a quick catch up.
We all know how difficult the last week before break gets. This previous week was one of the most challenging weeks by far. Lately, I’ve been feeling dizzy, tired, and lightheaded. I thought I was catching a cold or maybe it was stress. It all started to get more complicated around Tuesday and Wednesday. I knew something was wrong when different people from my team were dropping by or checking on me because they realized I wasn’t being myself. However, it wasn’t until Friday that I decided it was time to reach out to my doctor and also to my family and friends (including my school family.) This weekend was the perfect time to reflect on everything. I’m currently working two jobs and assumed that I was getting burnt out. I also thought it could be my anxiety or seasonal depression. Turns out, I was completely wrong. I need to make my physical, mental, and spiritual health a priority. Since last Friday, my body has been sending me signs that I have completely ignored. I am not ready to talk about my current situation, but when I feel ready I will share the journey with you.
Note to a Friend:
With this said, I urge you to listen to your body. You are your most sincere friend and your health should always come first. Listen to your gut. You may have heard this about a thousand times, but your intuition is always right. If you are feeling tired, drowsy, or anything other than your usual self reach out to a professional. You are NOT alone.
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In my first block for the day, I have 13 kiddos. Since they are in first grade, their goals are entirely different. Most are sight words, writing sentence structure, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and I have a specific child that works with letter recognition.
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November 9, 2019 12:22 am
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This week was probably one of the toughest weeks I have had in the past few months. I’m having a difficult time focusing on myself, my family, my faith, my goals, and my personal life. I am not sure if this makes any sense, but I feel like I’ve lost myself. I don’t have time to do much on the weekdays or weekends. I don’t even have time for self-care days. I LOVED SELF-CARE DAYS. I am always on the go, looking for new tools and ideas to incorporate in my lesson plans to make them more meaningful. With this said, my professional life seems to be going well, I’m getting things done! However, I keep trying to map out my 2020 and I seem to be all over the place with ideas. I have posts and ideas I’ve had in my draft for the longest and I don’t even post them. My motivation is completely gone, I don’t even know what’s next from here. Everything just seems so blurry (in my personal life) with no direction at all. Looking back at who I was a couple of months ago and who I aspire to be makes me feel like I’ve gone through a “shedding” stage in life.
I recently renewed my domain and now I am not sure what’s next.
I aspire to be one of those educators that inspire their children to learn, those educators that always have everything completed before the deadline, those educators that are fit and have time to go to the gym, those educators that always dress nice, those educators that have their hair done, those educators that can balance out their personal and professional life without a struggle. If you are one of those educators, help me out, what’s the secret?