I didn’t post a list yesterday…..though no one but me noticed.
Anyway, today’s (first) list will be for yesterday and it is reasons I didn’t post.
1.) I spent most of my non-teaching time yesterday tirelessly applying for teaching jobs all of the state of Texas. It is exhausting.
2.) I found out that a job that I really wanted inside the district is going to be filled by people who were reassigned to it and don’t really want it.
3.) I decided that education must be the only career where the time you’ve been at your job is more important than how effective you are at it. Seriously, why are valuable teachers being let go and others that are less effective getting to stay just because they’ve been around longer. That seems backwards to me. I’m not saying that all older teachers should get the boot but there should be a better scale to determine who is let go and who stays.
4.) All three of the above reasons caused me to be very depressed so, when I got home, I ate dinner (which was cheesy and terribly unhealthy) and went to bed.
5.) When I did briefly get up at 9pm, I had to make a notebook of music for orchestra rehearsal because I had issues turning pages with the foot pedal. I’m an old-school musician…..I like paper and turning pages the regular way.
6.) I then went back to bed and slept all night…….well off and on…..this is what I do when I’m depressed…..I obsess and then crash.
So, that was my day in a nutshell and the reason I didn’t post. I’m hoping for a better day today but we’ll just see. I’m already on my way to depressing myself again.
Thanks for reading.