Friday, August 25, 2006
finally - the end is in sight. it's friday morning of the first week of school. okay, so school started wednesday so it's only been a partial week, but it's been hard. i tell you i may be burned out already. teaching is hard. the hardest part is the self talk you have to do daily to not let yourself get overwhelmed by all the expectations of others (but mostly yourself) and the heat. yes, my building is a/c-less. my good friend from my last job brought by a fan on wednesday afternoon - nearly brought tears to my eyes! i really just want to sleep. in fact, this morning i was going to give myself an extra half hour since i have first period prep and the normal bus get's me here about half an hour early - but then my body just woke up - earlier actually than normal. so i tried to fall asleep, but then finally just got up at the normal time and came into work and have been catching up on blogs and stuff. yesterday in our boxes someone put an article about how info-mania (constant emailing and cell phone use) causes us to be more distracted and less productive then the use of marijuana. i think it said it drops our iq by 10 points. sigh. like i need one more thing in my life to feel bad about. the good news is that the iq drop is more significant in men than women.