Tough day

Today was rough for me. The stress of my new teaching position caught up with me and I ended up crying in my husband’s office (he is my assistant principal). I have just been feeling very overwhelmed and almost a little bit like I am drowning. This is my fourth year teaching but teaching two grade levels, with four different subjects, plus writing IEPS for my students in special educating, is quickly making me stressed and very anxious. It almost feels like my first year all over again, except without the classroom management issues I just want to be sure that I do my job well and help provide the best education I can for my students. 

Today it all felt like too much and I began to doubt in my abilities to do the job. I needed to unload emotionally so I could move on with the day. I felt better after my husband’s encouragement and the rest of my day went well. I did, however, still have moments of anxiety when I began to realize how much I still had to do in preparation but I am going to work on taking it one day at a time. 

38 thoughts on “Tough day

  1. i taught 3rd grade before my kids were born. there is no tougher job. but someone who cares and worries and puts forth such a gigantic effort…is exactly what those kids need. your job is so important. those kids are lucky lucky to have you. it’s not about perfection it’s about showing up. well done.

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  2. Totally not alone – I ran around today like a chicken sans a head. I did not know how I was going to get everything done this week that I needed to…but when I chilled I realized that I can get a handle on it.

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  3. I have followed you for some time now. I have seen you work through some tough stuff. Like the test that you took so you could teach the other level! Draw on your success and talent. You’ll be great!

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  4. It sucks when things get overwhelming like that. I think you did the right thing though. Venting is something that I do a lot. Once I vent I can move on from there and you did just that. Keep you’re head up, you’ll find your groove!

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  5. Wow! You were great today! The day was hard and you did exactly what you needed to do to keep yourself going. Awesome! (I hope that you can can see how well you did)

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  6. Dealing with anxiety at a job is incredibly tough, especially when you start to get overwhelmed with the sheer amount of work you have to do. The fact that you are so willing to give your students the best education possible speaks volumes about your character! 🙂

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  7. Sweetheart that’s all you can do….one day at a time, one foot in front of the other…..somehow it all works out and if it doesn’t then we get to use the ole saying….we’re winging it today…LOL I am sure your doing fantastic…how could you not be, try not to look at the big picture, just little bits at a time….you wouldn’t be doing a great job if you didn’t feel the pressure…that’s what makes you a great teacher…and it never hurts to unload on the vice principal and what a frigin bonus that its you husband….LOL don’t be to hard on yourself….I have faith in you….and I am sending you some energy from the great Pacific ocean on the Oregon Coast….peace my friend… always Kathy

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