Um… it’s February? I mean… almost March…

I’ve been meaning to write. I’ve been meaning to tell about all the things – ALL THE THINGS – that have happened this year.

So much. Not enough time.

In fact, I’m in the middle of lesson planning for this week, and I really should get some sleep.

I’ve cried and yelled and nearly given up several times this year. Something is keeping me going, though…

And it’s not all bad – I love my students. I enjoy teaching a lot of the curriculum. But there is so much crap that has to be done. So much planning. So much bullshit that doesn’t matter. So much paperwork. So much ass kissing. So much… and not enough time, energy, or reward to make it all worth it.

Yet, somehow the net gain is positive. Somehow I keep getting up every day and going in. I keep smiling at my students and telling them how amazing they are. I keep planning. I keep grading. I just keep on going… I try to hang on to the positive and learn from the negative, and I just keep pushing myself to get through this year. Next year will be easier.

It seems that what attracts people to this blog continues to be the post I made concerning the sexualization of young girls. The search terms are sometimes alarming, really. I suppose I should make another controversial post to attract a new crowd of weirdos. I do want to post more often, but it’s really hard to fit everything in. Maybe I should try to make a regular schedule… where I post once a week or something. We’ll see.

I just have so much to share – so many ideas, so many successes, and so many failures. I have questions, too. Everyone with any sense knows teaching is hard work, but nothing can fully prepare you for it. Nothing. *whew*

2 thoughts on “Um… it’s February? I mean… almost March…

  1. Hello.
    I am looking at your blog as an assignment for my master’s class, but had to tell you that it makes me remember my first year. It was only four years ago, but I remember Staples vividly and the feeling of panic when I looked at the bare walls three days before school started. I hope it all turned out well and I hope that once you were able to sit down and soak it all in, you treated yourself to something nice.

  2. Miss Fox says:

    Thank you! You have a wonderful classroom site, by the way.

    There are just so many things I have to do and so many things I want to do and not enough time for either! But I’m getting through it. I really appreciate the well wishes!

    Edited to add: I’m curious about the assignment, if you’d like to share.

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