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Rough few weeks...

March 16th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

The past few weeks have been busy and stressful. My principal had knee replacement surgery and due to state testing coming up, there was a lot of work that needed to be completed paperwork wise before the actual testing. Besides the testing, other things were coming due and much of this has become my projects. I'm not complaining. I don't mind pitching in and helping out. But, I come home so exhausted and weekends are spent catching up on domestic things as well as working on school things.

I met someone who is truly someone who doesn't get it finance wise. She thinks she knows all. But it is sad. She gave me some career advice that was both unwanted as well as unnecessary -- I should become an administrator to get more money...that's where the money is. Well, yes, in the way, it is. But, to me there's more to taking a job than the money. Especially one in administration. I have the degree, but I decided that the stress of such a job would do major harm to my health because I am a worrier. Besides, to be a great school administrator one needs to be a leader who can motivate people to do things and know what is right for students. It's more than money.

Anyway, this gal was telling me how she knew she had to make more money so she wouldn't have to eat cat food. This was pretty laughable since she drives a newer Mercedes, has expensive clothes, has a very fancy manicure, and apparently likes to eat at fancy (read expensive) restaurants. Cat food indeed.

So, stress has been on the menu and I need to relax. But I thought I would check in...I have been reading posts here and there trying to keep up with everyone. Hope spring is coming and things slow down a bit.

3 Responses to “Rough few weeks...”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    I hope things ease up a bit soon!

  2. snafu Says:

    School get's extremely stressful and having to pick-up the tasks of others can be exhausting. I doubt you'll believe me but starting your day with exercise and somehow fitting in a brisk walk, jump rope or DVD core & cardio 20 minute sessions will make a surprising difference to how you feel. Start slowly, build up a tiny bit more every other day. The point is to alleviate stress. Doesn't matter if stress at work, stress at home, stress from family/relatives or social demands etc.

    It doesn't need to be expensive, you don't need to start with a trainer, you don't need gym membership until later, it's best not to invest in expensive equipment. I suggest researching, or asking someone you trust to note inexpensive summer programs like swimming or community sponsored programs that meet your needs and availability.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, PNW Mom and Snafu!

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