My class started out pretty rough this year. I had a lot of criers the first few weeks. I usually have one, but we are talking 5!!
Seriously, the counselor was living in my classroom for those first few weeks. I felt like crying a lot of the time too.
Our school also began the year with no principal. Our last principal (who was awesome) transferred to a local high school and we were left with no one at the helm. We held our own, like we always do and finally received a new admin the second week of school.
Let's just say we had a lot of changes and we were very overwhelmed with what was going down.
Morale has been low and many of us feel over worked and exhausted. The fun beginning of the year feeling that I aways have had just hasn't been there. To add to the mix I also have a lot of behavior issues this year.
I have the reputation for being calm and patient and great with boys who need a little more structure. This is true to an extent, but it is wearing me down.
So with two weeks left until Fall break I am really working on staying positive, calm and happy in my classroom.
The balance here is that my personal life is wonderful! I am spending more time with my daughters and we have such a close relationship right now as they head into their teen years. I love talking with them and seeing how they are maturing into amazing young women!
This summer right before school started my neighbor dragged me to a casting call for Hawaii 5-0.
She didn't want to go alone so I went with her. There were hundreds of people there waiting in line and I just wanted to leave. After a few hours I finally filled out the paper work, took pictures and got the heck out of there, lol. Two weeks later they called me to be an extra! What? Little 'Ole me out of all those people? It was so fun and I got to see McGarrett up close as I walked by him in my scene. I didn't mind when they yelled "cut" and "reset" ten times! I will be in the season premiere this Friday! Last week I got another call from them and I will also be in Episode 6.
I have also been spending more time with friends, getting back out in the ocean and I have even started dating. Honestly, I haven't been this happy in my personal life in quite awhile.
Things in life are thrown at you for a reason. It all unfolds and comes together into a bigger picture later on. So I am holding strong and walking in my classroom every morning with a smile on my face and a positive attitude. The waters may be rough right now, but soon it will be smooth sailing again.