You wake up at 6am, get ready, kiss your honey goodbye, drive to work, teach your heart out, go to IEP meetings, supervise clubs, find time to use the restroom during four-minute passing periods, leave work, make/grab dinner, toss the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, make the kids’ lunches for tomorrow, play with the kids, give them a bath, brush their teeth, put them to bed, prep tomorrow’s coffee, check tomorrow’s lesson plans, make adjustments, worry about your students, try to read a few pages, but before you can read a few paragraphs, you realize how insanely tired you suddenly are as you fall asleep on the couch.
And then you wake up and do it all over again.
Your free time is scarce. And while you love your life, sometimes it’s hard to find time to breathe. To enjoy some quiet time. Making the choice to read a book means neglecting the house cleaning or the exercising. Sometimes the guilt is overwhelming.
I know all of this because this is my life. I’m a mom to three wonderful little guys. They are currently 7, 5, and 3. I also teach high school English. I am constantly making decisions to balance the things I have to do, the things I should do, and the things I want to do. Luckily, I have an awesome husband that makes every day easier. There’s no way I could teach and parent without him.
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