I came across this funny video about the teacher's work week. It makes you chuckle. Its also super accurate.
Teachers bond over this mentality.
As I watched the video, I found myself thinking: soooooo 6.5 days out of the week, teachers are either mad or sad? Waaaaaaaaat? Wake up call!
But then, on the other hand, I'm thinking to myself: adulting is hard. Sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do.
On the other other hand: Life is too Short to be unhappy. We should all be doing what makes us happy.
On the other other other hand: but dreams are for young people. Reality is for adults, especially when it comes to making money and paying the bills and supporting your family. Grow up!
I feel immature thinking that I can just quit my job and choose whatever I want to do.
And then I heard a story on the news this morning about elephants leaving the circus. I couldn't help, in that moment considering all my different hands, to see a metaphor in that.
I have a job interview on Thursday: one of two responses I've gotten from 15+ submitted resumes (I also received 2 rejection emails today). If I'm offered the job, I'm prepared to take the leap and leave teaching in the name of happiness and less stress. It'll be a huge pay cut. But, its time to take care of me. No more bull hooks. Eat some high-quality hay and local produce, go on occasional walks, and possibly pull old tricks...