…And We’re Back…
Heavy sighs all around.
Everybody is back to work now. Including me, in my own way. My kids started back at school today.
I considered doing a post before break was over about the angst of waiting to come back to school; the night sweats, panic attacks, crying, depression, cursing fits, plans to fake one’s own death and self-medication that had been the hallmarks of my reentry into the classroom after a long break. I have written before about the anxiety of coming back as well as about one particularly creepy and annoying meeting on the first day back conducted by a particularly socially incompetent AP.
To say I do not miss this would be accurate.
I’m curious how you all are holding up. I usually found that, as with most things, the anxiety was actually worse than the return, unpleasant as that could be. You just get back into whatever you were doing to sustain yourself before and you manage. Nothing much changes, but some things do.
You are now in the same calendar year as the approaching summer. That’s good. But you were probably introduced to a new data tracker or some other absolute piece of bullshit, a new rule or tardy reporting protocol perhaps, that the admin cooked up over the break that will cost you more time and not really help any children. The good news here is that they will probably forget about it in a month or two.
Send us a note and tell us what new crap for the new year was there waiting for you when you returned.
Otherwise, I hope you are feeling well, had a great holiday and I wish you the best for the coming year. I am looking forward to it.