I am extremely tired and I’m happy about it. Like to hear it, here it goes. For my first teaching job I was thrown in the classroom. I did not have one single day of training.
It was like, “Hey, here’s your keys. Go to Class #5. We’ll see you at the end of the year or when we need to yell at you for something that may or may not be your fault. Have a nice day!”
That was basically how my first 2 years of teaching went. The good thing about it was that I learned to be self-reliant and have my own back. The bad part was that I didn’t get much needed training and help with little things that I really needed help.
Well, fast forward to my current job where I am working so hard. I come home tired every night, but it’s a good tired. It’s that tired from a job well done. I was just talking to my daughter in the car on the way home and I told her that I’m happy where I am right now because I’ve conquered one of my biggest problems- timely input of grades. I’ve had that problem since my first year of teaching. Well, not anymore.
I feel like such a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Although I have to say that report card time has always been a sore spot for me, it still wasn’t that bad because I’m used to having a small group of students. So, even though it was bad, I know that it’s nowhere near as bad as it is for some.
I have to say that I feel very blessed. I had six job offers to entertain and just could not choose for fear of choosing the wrong one. Now, that I’m making more progress than I ever have, I have to say that I made the right choice. I’m right where I’m supposed to be!