When Tuesday is Monday
I was driving home with my family last night. We were on our way back from the last big fun activity in a long Memorial Day weekend full of them. My wife’s mood suddenly darkened as she remembered that it was Monday night and she was going back to work in the morning. Millions of Americans were experiencing this same realization and mood shift at about the same time.
Then I suddenly remembered how much more intense and dreadful and panicky that feeling was when I was a teacher. A wave of it came over me right there in the car like a flashback from war.
I never figured out what that was. I know it doesn’t happen to everybody, but it happens to a lot of us. Does anybody have any idea why the very thought of being at work and having a completely routine day can cause so much anxiety?
People totally panic and
loose lose sleep and get depressed over this. It can destroy a mid-afternoon Monday buzz in a heartbeat.
Is it anxiety, depression, guilt? How many teachers do you think experience this?
Anyway, I wanted to let you know I was thinking of you all. I hope you had a great weekend and that reentry wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be. You may know this already, but I would also point out that summer is coming up fairly soon now. So you’ve got that to look forward to.
Take care of yourselves in the home stretch.