Workaholic....or love?

The comments on my last post struck me as funny. Looking at them I kinda thought "Wow, maybe I work too much". The thing is this doesn't even feel like working. I get so excited about teaching that I get lost in the reading, studying, planning and so on. When I dropped off my things at the new school my Principal showed me around, introducing me to teachers as we passed, going on and on about what a great school I was joining. I felt so at home there, excited, renewed, ready for another year and I had just wrapped up last year hours before. No break, no time off...and ready for it all to start again.

"What's wrong with me?" I thought. Why can't I just sit still? Whether it's the house, kids, or school I am always going. Sitting, relaxing, is something I have NEVER been able to do. Even on vacations I am running around doing things while everyone else is parked in their lounge chairs. I like being on the go with a purpose.

So Monday will find me at my new school. Tuesday will be spent at the school I student taught at having lunch with my old team and purchasing a bunch of 5th grade level book club book sets. Yes, it's official I will be teaching 5th grade next year! My new room is WAY cool and even connects to our own 5th grade computer lab right next door. Then Friday I will go back to the new school to move my things from the gym (where they are being stored now) over to the 5th grade wing.

So I think this whole workaholic thing is really more like love. I'm just so lost in what I'm doing, loving everything about it, that I tend to forget to come up for air.

But everyone needs to take a breath now and then.


  1. When you do what you love it doesn't seem like you're working... but you still are and you still need to stop and savor the moments instead of planning the next one. AND you had a big change, your job -- remember how stressed you were about interviews and such? I know you've moved on but you have to remember that your body may still need to catch up with your brain.

    I'm so, so glad you're happy and looking forward to the next year. That makes me smile. Savor this honeymoon time. xoxo

  2. Jammie J- Yeah, you are right. I am exhausted! Trouble is that I cannot seem to turn my brain off enough lately to really rest. I wake up sometimes at 3 am and just cannot go back to sleep. Maybe once the kids are out this week things will settle down for a bit...


Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia