Where Am I? What Am I Doing Now?
The week before last consisted of interviews. At the last minute we had to hire a new teacher. Plus, all the political mess that is a part of leadership. I dislike politics at work. I am not the type of person to play others against each other and I resent feeling as if I need to acquiesce to other people's politics. And, we wonder why good teachers get out of the system.
Last week I had Lasik. I can't even begin to describe how revolutionary this procedure has been in my life. I used to ask my husband if the alarm was set--I couldn't read the numbers. I was 20/800, now I am 20/15. This is awesome! I have to fight back the tears when I think about how different my life is now that I can see.
Monday began with meetings. I fail to understand why districts feel that they must fill every hour (well, maybe every hour but three) with meetings and inservices when there is still so much we have to do to prepare for students. I mean, isn't this the reason why we are in a classroom? ...to get ready for the students? I have lessons to prepare, desks to clean, files to organize... I hate to be a Bitter Betty--I just want to do my job.
I am struggling right now. I want to be positive, but I am just feeling overwhelmed.