#SundayPost: Back to school blues

Posted January 5, 2020 in Roundup Tags:

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Tomorrow is back to work day and I am mega sad. Partly because I just enjoyed my break so much and partly because I know the next few months are going to be very challenging. First, I am looking for a job, which stresses me out. Second, we are getting into the part of the school year that is long and busy with no breaks. Third, I am so unhappy with my current job. I am working on trying to step away from some of the negative and toxic things/people and recognize that I can’t make them see the other side. Its difficult because I want to make sure I leave my students with the best possible set up so they can continue to be successful. However, a lot of the decisions are not mine to make. It will be my biggest challenge to learn to accept the things I cannot change. Also, real talk, it will be hard to put on real clothes, eat at normal times, stay awake all day, and other adult responsibilities. If you have ever taught, you also know you have to retrain your bladder. I have been spoiled by going to the bathroom whenever I need to. Now, back to only during plan bell and lunch. ?

I’ve enjoyed my break a great deal! Other than a few times, I was in my PJs the whole time! It was great break for sure. I got my book room all set up. My bookshelves are all assembled and everything is complete! It feels good to have it all done and have my books organized.

So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!

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16 responses to “#SundayPost: Back to school blues

  1. Happy New Year! And I’m really sorry you’re going through such a tough time at your work place. I hope and pray the upcoming year brings you lots of joy and success, and gives you the strength and insight to make decisions that are better and healthy for you. Have a great upcoming week and do check out my Sunday Post when you get the time. I hope your troubles resolve soon!

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  2. Oh yes… I recall the retraining your bladder thing. They reorganised the school day so there was no afternoon break – the children could get a toilet pass, but no such luck for the teacher. I, like the rest of the staff, coped by restricting my fluid intake, so I was far too dehydrated most of the day, on top of everything else. Best of luck – and take each day at a time, letting go of all the negative stuff as you drive home. Good luck with the coming week, Samantha.

  3. I feel you on the job front. I need a new one so bad but I am not sure what I want to do. I would love to continue at a graphic designer but I am tired of the deadlines and rush. I want something more laid back. I now go until August without a break and I am not looking forward to it.
    I hope things work out for both of us this year, New Year, New Adventures. I hope we have lots of fun ones.

    Have a great week, Samantha! Happy Reading! xx

  4. YAY for having all of your shelves organized, I am ordering a new shelf from IKEA this week and I am really excited for it. I cant imagine how difficult it is to teach today and boy those bathroom breaks, I never thought about those as a teacher. Hope you have a great year in 2020

  5. Good luck back at work. Look at it as a countdown until your new life begins. I hope you find a new job quickly, and are able to stay positive until the end of the school year.

  6. It is a challenge to accept there are things you cannot control or change. Hope you’re last months at the school are bearable, and that you find a new job soon. Good luck!

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  7. Happy New Year!
    Man back to work… No fun! I have great respect for teachers. You guys do a lot and don’t get recognized enough for all you do. Thank you! Sorry things aren’t great at your job. I wish the best at looking for something new and less stressful.
    You bookshelves are amazing. Love them (thanks’ for sharing on instagram) I’ve been looking at them and put them on my wish-list.
    Well happy reading and wish you the best this week.

  8. I’m so excited you got to wear PJs and organize your book shelves! I know what you mean about after New Years. In the corporate world, the next holiday was Memorial Day and the first year of any job was no vacation for 12 months. So it was a tough time – no spring break, no President’s Day or Good Friday, 5 days a week until Memorial Day of 8-12 hour work days.

    I hope you have a great week of back to normal and good luck in your job hunt! Enjoy those new reads!

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  9. I hope today went okay back at work. It’s hard when you truly want to do the best job, and have the greater good at heart, and others are content with the status quo or just resist change. 🙁 I was only off the week of Christmas but I had a nap almost every and it was hard to snap out of that habit. LOL

  10. Happy New Year, Sam! I hope 2020 treats you well and good luck on your job search. I’m sorry you’re going through all of that. I’ve got my fingers crossed that you’ll land somewhere better. Big hugs!

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  11. I’m just a lunch lady, but back to school is still a lot of work and changes. I’m starving! LOL I think I spent break snacking and reading. Oh, after I slept in each day. We’re definitely back to reality. Good luck with your job search!

  12. I hope the back to school wasn’t too bad? I understand completely about not being happy to go back but I for one am happy to be back to a routine… Although, I empathise with the re-training to eat at certain times, got to the bathroom at certain times etc… That bit sucks. Also, clothes. I spent most of the break in my PJs and not going outside too.

    Even though job hunting may be stressful, I wish you luck!

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