So yesterday I was at work on the weekend (my posts go at midnight so I write each day for the following midnight post…. so Saturday I worked…… all day… and STILL have work to do. How can it me that I can sit at work from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on my day off, not getting paid (love those salaried education jobs) and STILL Have work to do?!?
Thankfully, this does not happen too often… if it did, I would have to find another career option, as I am NOT a workaholic! Then again, I suppose if I was able to work just an hour longer each day (I used to before I had kids) I would be able to stay more caught up and the crazy pile-up would not occur. At least I am working my way through it now.
So, yesterday I was writing about running away – today I ran away to work…. when it was quiet and empty… and at least got things done…. not exactly the running away that I had in mind. Sadly, today when I wake up I will have more work to catch up on, but am hoping to couple that with a few hours spent alone in my bed while my kids are at their Sunday program and my partner is at work…. I will really need that time…. but it is not enough. I have a four-day weekend coming up, perhaps there will be a bit of rest then, even though it will not be a time for vacations, etc.
I think this is the time of year that wears out many educators…. we are all trying to get everything set up for the year and it seems like you step on a bullet train with no way of getting off for a few moments. It usually evens out – by June (just kidding, usually by @ October).
Today, 172 days ’til 40, I am going to try hard to not work too much and spend the day doing nothing – after a ten-hour non-paid work day on my weekend, I think I may even be entitled……