When it comes to teaching, you used to be like a golden retriever puppy—up and at ‘em before dawn. Just itching to get out the door. Smiling from ear to ear. You just couldn’t WAIT to see what was coming next.
These days, you’d prefer to spend all day sprawled out on the couch without getting yelled at, hoping someone might throw you a bone. You’ve barely got enough energy to bark at the mail carrier, and when somebody does give you a pat on the head, all you can do is heave a big sigh.
That zippy, sparkling teacher you once were is long gone…a stranger from long ago.
…Or is she?
Come have a seat and let me make you a smoothie—made with a healthy dose of honesty and a sweet touch of hope. I’ve BEEN where you are. I’ve:
tried and failed to be Super Woman
gone into debt living on a teacher’s salary
fallen on my face (figuratively and literally)
felt the Sunday night blues (every night of the week sometimes!)
And through trials and triumphs, I’ve discovered the hard way the better way-- to:
ROCK your day even when a student, parent, administrator, colleague, or an entire class doesn’t seem to “like” you
not take anybody’s junk
be that teacher who uplifts, inspires, and makes a lasting difference
feel “caught up” every single day - without working days, nights, and weekends, and without sacrificing your work ethic
have money for everything you want & need without
working 2-3 side jobs
say “no” without feeling guilty
stand up to a student, colleague, parent, or administrator without damaging your rapport or threatening your job
take care of yourself, even on a limited budget
think of yourself as a human being before a teacher
discover - and believe - the gorgeous truth that YOU. ARE. ENOUGH!