What was I thinking doing a blog challenge just when I started a new job (it feels like I am a 1st-year teacher some days--with my new job) with graduate homework on top of that????
There were a couple of times last month when I felt like: What am I doing? I am exhausted. I don't know how to make things any easier on myself.....I felt overwhelmed by the scope of the entire semester looming ahead...
BUT now that it is October, everything feels slightly easier. I have some lessons that I can pull out of a pouch, visuals and handouts done, I am still creating some things from scratch, but not every single thing, what a relief it is to know that I have many different things ready to fill the days ahead....and I counted it out...I only see each class between 20-25 more times this semester...broken down by 4-5 days per project, that seems SO little....wow!
I am even a little bit ahead on some things...like my next art display....and my professional growth plan. I'm caught up on my Master's homework. I've taken some of the stress out of my life by tweaking things and simplifying whenever possible. The calendar for October is insane...with several after school events and late nights due to conferences....and I start a new class in two weeks...but I can do it!!