I’ve had an intense year as I’ve been easing into my career as a teacher. This past year, I’ve held 2 jobs. One as a sub, and another as an after school program leader. In addition, I give whatever remaining energy I have to volunteer teaching and coordinating in another community based organization. It can pretty much be considered another full-time job if you count how long I work and the effort I put into it.
So, It’s been a tough and extremely busy year, but I made it through and my fifth graders are graduating on Thursday! I am so proud of them and will probably be in tears as some of them were my very first students ever 3 years ago. It’s been extremely tough balancing everything I’ve had to do, but it’s been an amazing experience that I would not trade for anything in the world. I love teaching, and I hope to have my own classroom soon.
With such a busy schedule, I have always had to eat on the go. Today was one of the first times in a while that I actually got to take the time and enjoy my breakfast. Naturally, I felt the need to commemorate and live in this moment by taking a photo. I had a simple toast and jam along with a pot of tea. It felt nice. A nice taste and preview of the summer vacation. Now I truly understand why teachers need the 3 months off! It is exhausting working with kids all day!
Live in the moment and be grateful for the calmness and simplicity that life can bring. I need to savor and value breakfast more often.