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April 18, 2021: Hold On, We're Gonna Make It!

I love my job, and once I drag my ass out of bed on Monday morning, I'm usually good to go. I work at a great school with amazing people, most of whom I love like family. However, this year has been a whole new level of tough and exhausting. Every Sunday afternoon/evening I find myself riddled with anxiety and dreading the week to come.

Not much intimidates me in the world of education, and I feel pretty confident in my ability to meet a new challenge head on. But I feel like I'm going into the 32nd round of a fight with Ivan Drago right now. I get fixated on thoughts like "what will go wrong this week?" or "how will I find the time to get everything in my list done?" Before I know it, my Sunday has melted away like a popsicle on the 4th of July.

As educators, we're all worn out, and feel beat down, but we push on through the trying times and new challenges because our students need us. Hopefully, it's nothing that summer vacation and a return to some normalcy next school year can't fix. I'm sharing this, because we all need a helping hand or a friend every now and again. Sometimes we just need to know that we're not alone in what we're experiencing. Rock bottom isn't so bad if you know somebody at the party.

So chin up! We're all in this together, and we're gonna make it. If you need something, give me a call, shoot me a message, send up a flare, or light up the Bat Signal and the Beacon of Gondor. I got you.