Sunday, September 12, 2010

So Much Extra Stuff

Have you ever noticed the insane amount of extra stuff to do? I never knew my life could be so consumed by paper work, grades, making things for my class, etc. I am constantly living in a state of "overwhelmed". It stinks. I hope that next year will be better! I have heard by the third year things tend to calm down. Let's hope so!!

You know, I am constantly reminding myself that I chose this job. I had other offers and I chose this one. I know it is where I should be. I am just feeling like I am working super hard and getting no where. I will say that the kids make it worth it. They always say just the right thing at just the right time. LOVE them! They are, after all, the reason I'm there!


  1. I feel that way all the time, so I can not even offer any advise....I cant even seem to get to the darn post office....but soon.....I hope. Just try and do what you can...if it is from the is enough.

  2. I can promise even if you'd taken some other position, you would STILL be feeling overwhelmed. It is kind of par for the course the first couple of years.

    This is my 5th year and I'm still amazed at how much STUFF I have had to make/create/do on my own time (ie at home which I hate doing). But I've also been in my district long enough to know the initial two weeks is the worst and after this week things will get better.

    Hang in there...the kids are worth it and you'll see the results of your effort, I promise!