Thursday, January 2, 2014

Under Pressure!

NaBloPoMo January 2014

Day Two

What are you currently feeling pressure to do that you don't particularly enjoy?

It's not that I don't enjoy it. Because, really, I do. Most days, I am so lucky and so excited. I love my job. I feel truly blessed that I get to go to school every day, and teach the little people in my care.


It is winter break.

(I just had to look up my school calendar, just to make sure I don't have to go back to work until the 6th.)

But I'm feeling the pressure to get back to school today. Or tomorrow. Or even both. As a teacher, there is always something to get done. My to-do list has gotten longer and longer over break.

The hard thing is that, since I love what I do, I constantly look for new ideas to teach the same concepts. New ways to engage the students. New ways to teach vocabulary. Letter sounds. Simple addition. Graphing. I tend to change things each year, because there is always room for improvement.

This isn't what I "don't particularly enjoy," though. No. It's the fact that I'm feeling the pressure to go into work during break. My time off. My so very precious time off. The time I get to spend with my husband (we work in the same field!). The time we both get to spend with our boy.

I always feel like a child when winter break comes along. Not only am I ultra excited for the time off, but the five-year-old in me throws her hands over her ears, stomps her feet, and yells

"I don't wanna go to school!"


  1. Thanks so much for the feed back on my blog. Personally, I liked the socks under the boots, too. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am also enjoying a brief respite from scheduled activities. Is there nothing more delightful than a day stretching before you without commitments or appointments or rushing to and fro? Let's relish these days while we can! Oh also - where in MN? We lived in White Bear Lake for 8 years.

    1. It's so nice to have a few days without commitments! Winter break ends soon, though.

      I'm in the Southwest suburbs, so the other side of the Twin Cities from WBL!

  3. Yay you are doing NaBloPoMo!!!
    I actually loved it when I did it in February.
    Have fun!

    1. Yep, I signed up! Not sure if I'm crazy though! :-)