I am starting to do something different this year and that is to make at least one post every single day. No matter how long or how short but just simply a post. Personal, professional. funny, sad, it doesn’t matter but just that I post.
Today I just intended to just go to work and do my job and maybe save some kids along the way. With COVID it seems like everything is just in a fast motion with very little time to catch your breath. From my principal moving and quarantining many students each and every morning to stick along with the protocols, she barely gets any time to do her regular job. We work hard to pick up the slack. It is so hard to continue at this pace. I know that most educators would vacate this career under these conditions. Honestly, yes. If I was at the end or got my 30 in, I would be out just simply because of the systems and the protocols that states are putting in place due to COVID. It has nothing to do about the kids at all.
Now comes the time to just dig in and get the work done. This too shall pass. I have told many people that over the last 18 months, but now I am starting to think I should stop believing it myself. I am afraid that this might be the “new norm”. That is not something anyone would want to hear.