Tag: Working Life

  • September 13, 2023

    I think today was the sixth day of school. Already, I’m muttering under my breath, swearing out loud when I think no one is around, and annoyed with students’ behaviour. I will say that I do really enjoy wearing the tongueless shoes I got in the summer. They’re rather comfortable.

  • August 31, 2023

    I’m not ready for the new school year to begin. I went to school today for a few hours but didn’t get enough done. Going in tomorrow is going to be a pain. After work, I went to the workshop, where I managed to finish an order that I’ve been working on.

  • July 3, 2023

    July 3, 2023

    The first few days of summer are like the next day after a night out drinking — hungover. You feel it. You know you did something your body managed to survive. Facing the consequences hurts.

  • June 26, 2023

    June 26, 2023

    The last week of school is finally here. I can’t wait for this school year to be over. The goodbyes have already started.

  • May 12, 2023

    May 12, 2023

    “If it’s not a, ‘Hell, yes!’, it’s a ‘No’.” I think it was Adam Grant who said that. Today, it resonates. I’m wavering on a decision I’ve been mulling over for the better part of a year. I’m trying to decide what I want to focus on over the next year in terms of my…

  • April 25, 2023

    April 25, 2023

    I had a booth at a marketplace today. It was a work thing. As part of the conference, there was a “marketplace” where we presented on how we use technology in our classrooms.

  • April 19, 2023

    April 19, 2023

    I was listening to The Happiness Lab on my way to work this morning. I’ve been trying to listen my way through the podcast. I think I’m now only a year back. Anyway, this morning I was listening to an episode about burnout. I think I’m burnt out. It might have been only a couple…

  • April 12, 2023

    April 12, 2023

    I’ve been finding myself to be increasingly irritable at work. I can feel the tension rising up my back and settling on my shoulders as I make my way to work in the morning. I have a buddy who likes to distinguish between teachers who say they’re going to work and those who are going…

  • Emails at Work

    Emails at Work

    I started in my current role as the teacher-librarian at our school a couple of years ago. To get information out, I have to send broadcast emails to all of the staff, and I try to make them interesting to read. The email I sent earlier this week has gotten a lot of positive feedback.…

  • I video chat with my sister on Sundays

    I video chat with my sister on Sundays

    My sister and I haven’t been in the same city for more than a few months in the last 20-odd years. Yet, we remain incredibly close. We don’t talk on the phone much; we’ve gone weeks without hearing from each other. Text messages keep us in contact but I have a bad habit of reading…

  • I wasn’t ready for today

    I wasn’t ready for today

    Yesterday, I knew that today would be the first day of work for the year. It’s always a bit of a shock to the system, that first day back to work after some time away. To help me get ready, I set out some khaki pants, a shirt, and a blue, knitted sweater yesterday. I…