Hi. Remember me? I’ve been a bit MIA these past few days and I don’t like it one bit. My unplanned absence wasn’t exactly by choice though…
I’ve spent every day this week working as a substitute teacher. Monday was middle school math, Tuesday and Wednesday were elementary instructional assistants, and today was middle school ESL. Let me tell you, I. Am. Exhausted.
It’s frustrating being so tired all the time. I’m home by 4pm, but I’m too tired to function. So I nap. I snack. I read. I watch TV. And I go to bed. It’s been a monotonous and exhilarating routine yet I’m already bored of it. Obviously, the schedule I’ve kept this week is not working for me.
I guess that it’s a blessing that I’m starting the training for my new job on Monday. And after that I’ll delve into my new routine. I’ll learn the ins and outs of the job and there will be hours of trial and error. But eventually I’ll learn what works best for me.
I can already guarantee that my new schedule will include sleeping at least 8 hours a night (because God knows I neeeeed my sleep!), eating healthier (Smart Ones for lunch are okay, but a cup of coffee does not a healthy breakfast make), and writing regularly on my blog again (I’ve had a craving to write lately, but I couldn’t muster up the energy. My blog has suffered and this makes me sad).
So yes, a new routine is coming soon. I’m excited about the new schedule and the novelty of it all. I think it’s going to be a great step forward. (Except it always seems like I become much more stressed out during times of transition, so if you have any tips or advice about how to adjust gracefully I’d hugely appreciate it.)