Pure Exhaustion

by The Dalai Mama on August 24, 2013

in Teaching

I just finished my first week (okay 2 days) of teaching.  And let me say, I totally forgot how exhausting teaching is.  I teach 3–85 minute classes a day with one 85 minute “plan” period.  I also forgot how much work it is to be on your feet most of the day as opposed to vegging out at my desk for 8 hours.

I have been up at 5am and ready for bed by 8 (although, we have had plans each night this week–keeping me up until 10 or so).

It amazes me how tired I am.

My first two days were pretty good.  The students are awesome.  They are teen-aged boys, but I am amazed at how much we get done in 85 minutes.  They do what they are asked to do–with minimal complaining (I admit that I am teaching honors students so that might contribute).

After my first day (which I was so nervous and anxious for), I sat at my desk and this feeling of success and satisfaction washed over me.  Then reality sunk in and I realized that I had to do the same thing again tomorrow and for 176 or so more days.  This year is going to be tough.  But I couldn’t be happier.


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Sarah August 24, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Hooray for a good first week!!! I am in bed by 9:00-9:30 as often as I can!
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