Thursday, February 28, 2008

So much different....peace?

My last post, a little over a week ago, was all about being overwhelmed.

I went through a pretty rough week from that post until this past Monday. It was very overwhelming...there were some tears, but there were also nuggets of quiet. Nuggets of rest.

After Monday (after my two big projects were turned in), it felt like there was a weight off my shoulders. I don't know what it is...I'm teaching more. I really love it, though. I think because I busted my butt to get my lesson plans done ahead of time, it was easier to get through this week without going nuts. I also didn't have a lot to do for my classes. That helps. :-)

I'm almost ready for next week, too. :-)
science/social studies
shared reading

Everything but writing and the story...

Pretty exciting. :-)

I had my mid-term evaluation today, too...all is well. :-)

Praise God for peace and rest. I'm off for some.

Monday, February 18, 2008


This next month is going to be killer. I am struggling with feelings of anxiety and being overwhelmed. I can't seem to keep everything straight in my head that needs to be done and my time management stinks!

I am struggling with a fear of disappointing my CT and myself. I've talked with my CT about it, and she says that she will tell me if there is something that concerns her, and that I'm too hard on myself. I am. I know that. I always have been. But at the same time, I feel these high expectations burdening my heart. Are they expectations I have of myself, or those I am perceiving from her? In the past week I feel as though I have let someone down...whoever has those expectations. I have been disorganized, behind, unplanned, and generally scattered.

It doesn't help that I don't have internet at my house right now. Anything that I need to do on the internet I need to make sure I remember during the approximate 2 hour window that I schedule to go to either Panera or McDonald's. During the week I can use the internet at school, but not for everything.

How do I get more organized? How do I become more productive? How do I help my memory of everything that I need to do before I leave school on Thursdays in order to prepare for the next week? How am I ever going to be able to do this on my own? (I guess by trying to do it on my own, I will inevitably fail, as in every other thing, but I guess I don't know how to rely on God for these's so different than college, than my own education...)

Needless to say, I'm a bit stressed. I'm trying to give it up, but it's hard. I'm trying to manage my time and stay on top of my assignments, but it's hard. I'm trying to give myself grace, but it's hard. This semester is so much better than last.