Break is over, everyone is a few pounds heavier, and testing season looms over us all. STAAR is next week, then ACPs, then we get to take a nice long winter break.
Why is it so hard to come back? Why do I rarely feel rested after I come back from several days away from work?
Vacation is great because it disrupts the normal routine for many of us. This is precisely why it's so hard to come back. It's hard to go back to the gym after a week or two away and school is no different. Teaching is tough. That step we take away from what can at times be a very depressing reality lets many of us focus on the things that make us happy, the things that keep us going. Returning to work after several days surrounded by that enjoyment can feel a little like getting ripped out of heaven and thrown back down to earth. Hard.
Vacation is supposed to help us recharge our batteries but the tough part is holding that charge, especially with another break so soon. It's good to be back. I missed my students. I just need to not let the little things I got used to before break become big annoyances now that break is over.
Last week was a blast. Time to make these next two count.
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