Monday, August 22, 2011

I am freaking out here folks...

I am stressed beyond possible belief. Freaking out, spazzing, any other verbage you can think of to describe this state of being in which I am overwhelmed and exhausted.

I got a new job, its awesome and I am SO excited. I am teaching 5th grade which is very different from middle school, and is stressful on it's own. Making it worse? I HAVE NO FREAKING IDEA WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.

Last week I had an hour meeting with my new principal, who threw 243,303,222.2 things at me all at once and then showed me my new classroom which is crammed full of the old teachers stuff. I was told that they old teacher (we will call her Mrs. T from here on out) was going in today and tomorrow to clear out her stuff and I was asked to meet with her to go over how she runs her classroom. Sweet, no big deal, not like I have a full time job this summer or anything like that. Fine, today I went in with the kids for an hour to talk to Mrs. T a bit. She threw 603 more things at me and then asked me to come back when I was done with the kids tonight.

Tonight I spent an hour and a half with Mrs. T as she tossed another 734,212,222,445,675 more things my way. She means well, I can tell she really does, but she is so scattered and overwhelmed right now that she goes in 100 directions at once and doesn't make much sense.

After spending time with Mrs. T though, I realized that I can't worry about getting it all done. Tomorrow I have the kids in the morning, laptop training in the afternoon and a parent meet and greet in the evening. I know I won't get my room set up tomorrow and Wednesday-Saturday are my vacation days, the only vacation I've had since school let out in June. There is no way I am going to miss out on that or be stressed out when I can be enjoying myself. School starts Tuesday. Time crunch? You bet.


There's nothing I can do about it. I am dedicated to getting as much done as I can before the kids come...that's all I can do. I am not going to make myself sick about this. Or at least I am going to try not to make myself sick about this.

In other news, I screwed up my back yesterday tubing behind the boat*. I can barely walk, couldn't sleep last night because of the pain...totally worth it :)

When I get back from my vacation at the lake I will share tubing pictures as well as pictures of any other shenanigans that go on at the lake.


  1. I'm sure you'll do fine and you'll find your own way... much easier than to do than teaching like she did! :)

  2. Happy comment love day! First of all, your dog is adorable. Secondly, I'm sure you'll do well at your new teaching job. A new job is usually overwhelming at first. Plus, I'm sure that 5th graders will be more forgiving than high school students would be. Haha. Good luck!


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