Day 21 of the Blogging from A to Z April challenge. Today’s topic: unbelievably tired.
I’ve fallen behind by a couple days, but I swear I have a good reason: that other half of my life, the nonwriting part.
This week has been super busy. Monday was a teachers’ inservice day. For those of you not familiar with the teaching world, just because the kids have the day off doesn’t mean the teachers get it off. Teacher work days are actually a misnomer, because we rarely get any work done. Instead, we sit through meetings. Lots and lots of meetings. So on Monday I met with the other teachers in my program in the morning, and then in the afternoon we had a meeting with a bunch of people to figure out our summer work plan (yes, although I teach I also technically work during the summers).
Tuesday I was roped into chaperoning a field trip, of all the juniors in the district going to a day of career and college workshops. It was fun, but quietly threatening to separate talking kids wore me out.
And then yesterday I went with a busload of kids to the state capital for a day of job skills competitions. I made my first wake-up call at 4:45, picked up the first kid at 5:00, and was on the bus at 5:30. The last kid was dropped off about 8:00 pm, and I was asleep by 9:00, mostly because I was up until 1:45 that night finishing up stuff we needed for the competitions (because I procrastinate).
Tonight I’m still tired, but I’ve been sucking down Pepsis all day so I have at least another hour in me until I crash for the night.
How do you get through the day when you’re super tired?