Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Why am I a teacher?

I had a day today. A day that made me wonder why I'm a teacher. I've heard all about these days, thought I'd probably have my share. Even kind of knew one was bound to happen. and my first one was today. At the end of the day I wanted to scream, leave, and not think about school for at least twelve hours. Well, none of the above happened. But I did leave early. On my way home all I could think about was everything I wasn't doing tonight. And how late I get to stay tomorrow night to make up for it.

I guess sometimes you just have to leave, and know it'll all still be there when you get back. And that even if you're not as planned as you want, you'll all make it through the day.


I have to thank my sister Julie for listening to me vent. At one point I was so frustrated and all I could think about was how I'm putting so much time, effort, and so much of ME into this, and none of my students even appreciate it.

She told me she does. (Appreciate it.) and it was my first smile since the last bell at the end of the day. so

THANKS Jules!! You're awesome!


Katie said...

Days like that are tough... But it will get better. I think it doesn't matter what occupation you chose, some days just stink.
What's important is that at the end of the day you can be proud of what you've done...

And, you're an excellent teacher!

Amy L said...

Well, at least you got the first one of those days out of the way. BTW: I have them as a mommy too, check my blog about 2 months back.... a thief and a broken window to deal with in the span of about 2 hours.

Do kids ever really show how much they appreciate you? You are a wonderful friend and sister (I took notes in July!). So hang in there it will get easier and better for you. Plus you would be disappointed if you did not put as much into as you are right now.

Karen AMH said...

Thanks Katie and Amy! The encouragement helps :) Especially after I had a few hours off and had to be back at it, ready to go with a smile!

Marcia said...

This makes me want to be a teacher!!