Thursday, August 14, 2008

Yes, It's That Time of the Year AGAIN....


As I peruse the back to school bargains at Staples and Office Depot, the little girl in me yearns for a new backpack, cool pencils and pens, and colorful notebooks. The adult in me cringes at the thought of returning to a messy office, having to distribute stuff again, student orientation, and starting again. For me (and many others), this is one of the toughest times of the year. The other tough time is the end of school--the middle isn't so bad but getting there....

Today is my last day before returning to school. This is the beginning of my twelfth year. You would think I would be used to it by now, but I am not. I dread the beginning of school like I dread going to the dentist. The worst part is getting started again. Can you tell I am depressed?

Okay back to reality. It will not be that bad. I just have to get back into the routine. But that getting back, that's the worst part. I have said that already, yes. But it is the truth. Ask any educator.

I am not soliciting sympathy--I just want you to know that my blogging might decrease for a while at least until I get over the hump of beginning school. ENOUGH MOPING!

There are some things I am looking forward to--our school system is implementing a uniform policy this year. I can't wait to see how this will pan out. LABOR DAY! We have a new superintendent so that should be interesting as well. LABOR DAY! We have had some job changes in our school, so I am sure time will tell with those. It will be amazing as it has been every year to see how the kids have changed in two and a half months. Did I mention LABOR DAY?

It will be an adventure as it always is, I am sure.

3 comments:

Katie said...

You've got my sympathy. I am more depressed this year than I have ever been. But I feel you.... LABOR DAY! :)

Tammy said...

Leigh, I know the feeling but now that I've been back for two weeks its not that bad! Getting used to all this technology is a pain, but I can truly see that once I figure out how to use it, it will be such a blessing since I'll be able to send out most of the things without having to use the copier!!!

Karen_thrifty said...

Getting started is tough. Each year it was hard for me too. I am constantly debating on going back to teaching, but right now I feel like I need to pursue my writing opportunities.