22 January 2012

Consistently behind

When I was younger days and weeks were pretty consistent.  School during the week, Saturdays were filled with morning cartoons (which I don't really see too much now... not sure what kids do with their mornings now).  Saturday afternoons were fun time, reading time, and just relaxing.  In high school, Saturdays were track meets.  Sundays were church and homework and family time.

As I've gotten older my weeks are still pretty consistent.  Work, try and relax after work, play on the internet.  Weekends are for running errands and trying to catch up on rest.  Every so often, I get to catch up with friends on the weekends or a night or two during the week.

Unfortunately, I wish the days weren't so consistent.

More fun, more planning to make things better in my life would be great.

I need to mix it up so that I can reach higher.

I feel behind on many levels.

I am not where I want to be with even simple things like hair growth, or with more complex things like family, and career.

I'm not sure where I want to be career-wise, but I know that I want more.  I just need to figure out what that more is and then work out a plan of how to get that more.

This week during one of our professional development days, I had a revelation.

I realized that I am good at leading other teachers.  I don't know what it is, but for some reason, when I talk, they all listen.  This isn't the first time I have noticed this, but this time around, it really moved me as I looked around the room and saw all eyes on me.  When I was finished sharing my views on what we were doing, there was not a sound.  It was like they were all waiting to hear more and to gain more direction/advice.

I have been told by some of the admin in the building that I would make a great administrator, but I don't know if I would want to do all of the other stuff involved in being a principal.  Perhaps something with social justice.  I will have to look into those types of occupations.

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  1. I know what you mean about consistency. I was so bored with the consistency in my life that I packed up and moved across the country! It helped. :)

  2. @ Dawn - Glad that worked for you. I am considering that, too. I think it is what I need, as well.

  3. Anytime I get stuck in a rut I have to do something drastic. Sometimes it is as simple as changing my haircut/ color and sometimes I will just quit my job or we end up moving across the country, again..

  4. Interesting. It was during a training session with my old job that started this entire lifestyle which I now have which I never thought possible back then... oh, the droning on and on.

    When I speak or train or teach people now, I am never ever and I mean EVER accused of droning.

    Popped over from SOCSunday. I am glad I did!

  5. @ Erin - I just have to brace myself with enough nerve to do the drastic that I believe I need. I applaud your bravery!

    @ Julie - I am glad you are doing something you love... and not boring people... LOL!!

    Thanks all for stopping by and commenting.

  6. I love that your brain dump made you really think about how you want to develop professionally. I was once a teacher but my heart was in counseling students. Instead, I simply left education and I'm happier for it!

  7. @ all.things.fadra - They do say that around 50% of people in education end up leaving with in 5 years. I am past that landmark, but it may be time to consider moving on. Those I know that have, are enjoying themselves. I just need to figure out what else I would do. Thanks for stopping by and hosting SOCS!


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