Well now that that is out of my system, I guess I can quit complaining and start talking like a normal person. I can honestly say that I didn't think that starting out teaching would be this in depth, strenuous, or as overtaking as it has become. I can honestly say I have not cleaned, cooked, or gone to town since the new job has started. In my defense I have not been home on a weekend since Christmas, so that is why it is not getting done at all. We have been on the go, and it doesn't appear to be slowing down any time soon.
My life now revolves around grading, entering grades, testing, parent notes, filing, conferences, cleaning, talking, and everything else in between. I come home nightly with things I can and should do to stay on top of it all. I feel bad because I haven't really done anything, especially at home. In my defense, I have been sick 2 out of the three weeks I have been working too. Nothing serious, just major bad cold and congestion type things. As of right now I have been doing nothing but laying on the couch for the past day and a half trying to get myself better so I can hit the ground running on Monday. I left my classroom a mess, I haven't even looked at the papers I have to grade, nor have I entered any test scores or made lesson plans. Needless to say I have a lot I must do tomorrow, I just hope I feel better.
I know this might sound like I am complaining. I am not trying to, I just am wanting to let any of my college education friends know that the profession you will one day enter is not easy, it is strenuous, consuming, high stress, and. . . completely worth it all. I wouldn't and couldn't do anything else, I know this is my calling, for life! The kids that come through my room every day and each week make it worth it. I am learning more about things I had once forgotten, what my students can do, and what I am capable of. All in all, its be a crazy ride, but fun to be on.