I gotta tell you, it's been a grueling year. Absolutely grueling.
I've been working my ass off and don't remember another year where the time change has affected me so much. I leave in the dark and return in the dark and feel like it's midnight when I get home. I'm working my students harder and thus I'm working harder, and staying in my classroom into the late afternoon or evening. I'm freaked out about all the assessments, many of which come the week of Jan. 11. I need to get these students ready and there are 3-4 that I'm significantly worried about.
I don't have much of a social life. During the week, I go home and feel like I hibernate. I plan my lesson for the next day and maybe watch a TV show. Lately, I'm into The Shield and stay up way too late and then start again the next day. My weekends are taken up by a Friday night Happy Hour and, generally, a quiet Saturday night. I'm in a funk and need to get out of it. Working too hard, not working smart enough, and not living life enough.
Break the funk.
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