Thursday, March 12, 2015

Work Work Work

I feel like I'm at a point in my life where it's all about work.  Other than spending time with Mr. Biz and going to church, work monopolizes all of my time.  Now, I'm not saying that this is necessarily a good or a bad thing.  I'm truly not sure.  When else in my life will I have this much time and energy?  I see the working moms I teach with and I honestly have no idea how they make it work.  When I have children will I even want to continue teaching?  I guess we'll wait and see.

Right now, I am in my third year teaching first grade at CES.  The amount of growth I've made in the past few years is astounding.  After college graduation in 2010, I thought I was completely prepared to teach.  Needless to say, I was wrong.  I'm sure when I look back on my current teaching in five years I'll see much more growth.  I do enjoy my job, but the amount of time, effort, and mental sharpness that is required is already beginning to wear me down.  Can anyone make it 30 years in teaching anymore?  Standards continue rising and accelerating.  The kids are the same, but we are expecting so much more.  Is that fair to them?  To us?

I don't think so.

Yet here I am, pushing on, pushing my students to succeed.  Mostly loving it, but sometimes not so much.  Here's to the teachers.  Keep on keeping on.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Life has a way of getting busy and staying that way for a long time.  This blog hasn't seen any action for almost two years, which is not very surprising.  The past two years have been quite busy: marriage, teaching, church, and everyday life.

About a week ago I remember thinking that something momentous had happened that I should write down; not really so that other people could read it, but so that I could remember it.  And now, a week later, my brain is so full with other things that I cannot remember what it is.  Sigh.  Grown up life.

I guess a new goal for me could be to write down big things: things I want to remember in 5 years.  Looking back on old posts, I'm glad I wrote down the "small" things.  It's nice to remember what I was thinking and feeling post-college and pre-marriage.  Those years kinda feel like a blur and I honestly don't remember much other than working.

Here's to writing it all down.  For the memories.