Friday, May 11, 2012

Post-productive blues

Six classes, eighteen credits and countless hours of working on lesson plans, teaching and reflecting done. I know I did well this semester, despite being extremely busy, so why do I have the blues? Yesterday as I left my last class I just felt .... weird. I've chalked it up to post productive blues. You do all that work and then ... it's over.

I think exhaustion is just setting in and I need a break. A break to do nothing. But, when you haven't done nothing for awhile, you don't really know how to do it anymore. I cannot just do nothing. I'm thinking about how many books I want to read this semester or how I should get ahead on the reading for my summer classes, or clean the house... or ... or.... or... it doesn't stop!

Public school doesn't get out for a couple more weeks, so hopefully I can sub as much as possible. I also really need to start working more at the agency. I did SO GOOD in March, and worked an insane amount of hours, but April and May happened and my productivity there tanked. They're sort of on my case about it and hopefully I can pick up the slack the rest of the month and throughout the summer.

I'm also hoping and praying I get some tutoring and babysitting jobs this summer. Yes, I said babysitting. I considered nannying, I know that would be so much fun, but I'm pretty sure it's a little too late for that now. Plus, I would want a family I at least know a little bit... Through my tutoring this semester at Greenwood a couple teachers have my number so I hope they call. 

I'm taking four summer classes, but they all start at different times. The first one starts Monday, but it's online, so I can really create my own schedule. This is exactly what I need. Two of the classes are middle school classes (one on curriculum and the other on adolescent development), then my last special ed class (hallelujah!) and an adolescent lit class - which, I am SO EXCITED for! I've already seen the list of books and I am PUMPED! (I'm also a nerd).

Anyway, so that is what is going on with me. Finals are over. My spring 2012 semester is over and I only have two more semesters to go (summer and fall) before I student teach. This crazy ride is almost over and I can't believe it!

What are your plans this weekend? Anything fun?


Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I know the feeling! It's like you work so hard for something for so many months and then in a heartbeat, it's over. It seems anticlimactic. When I ran in the marathon, that's exactly how I's next? Shouldn't I be doing something? Working toward something?

But no. Enjoy your break, because next semester you will wish you had down time to do all those fun things you wanted to do! So go out and do them now!

Amber said...

Enjoy the break! I definitely know the feeling of coming down from a super productive time like that, though!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Definitely give yourself some time off! You've worked hard, you earned some downtime.

I'm not the best at relaxing after a busy season of life... Like right now, I have turned down so many social invitations, I have told so many people, "after the CFA exam"... Last summer it was ridiculous because I would have stuff going on almost every night of the week and I wore myself out. So I want to try to find a balance somehow.

Enjoy your weekend! I am sure it will be so fun to get away from friends! Hope the weather cooperates!

Becky said...

That's how I felt after our wedding, which sounds horrible because I had just married the love of my life, but I also was like..."um, what do I do now that I don't have wedding planning to do?"

Try to give yourself a little relaxation time - even if that's just reading outside with a good book!

This weekend for me is busy with some work stuff, packing for a work trip next week (and a family trip the weekend after that), in addition to trying to spend time with Ben before I head out, and celebrating Mother's Day with my mom and his. (I'm tired just writing that!) Have some relaxation for me too please!

Anne said...

You are one bust girl!! Hang in there....I'm sure Rockfest will cheer you up this weekend. From a local Kansas Citian....WELCOME!