Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Antoinette T. Here we are the day after Friday the 13th, and I’ve already exercised and had my hair cut and styled. It was half a cup today, I’m sticking with that because I can’t go without, and I can’t risk my ability to sleep later. I fell asleep early on the couch the last few nights, but then I woke up at 1 or 2 and couldn’t get back to sleep for a few hours. So, there’s another entry in the Insomniac Diary. This was more sleep than my norm for the week, though. There’s a plus! Also, my dog came in and sat on the bed with me last night when I woke and started tossing a little.
I survived this Friday the 13th, which was an emotional roller coaster for so many different reasons. I survived by creating an atmosphere in my classroom that I myself could stand to be in as student or teacher. My students surprised to me. A student in my highly advanced class said I was her favorite teacher and I thanked her. I shared a highly personal poem that they loved. I wrote peace on Earth on my board, and a boy went up and drew and colored a beautiful Earth with blue and green. (Photo coming later). We all survived together. My student origami artist added a dragon to my collection! It now watches over me too. Though I still have new content for my insomniac’s diary, I have to tell you, life is good. ❤
On the writing front, I’m reading through Malachi again before I send it to an editor. I’m recording my insomnia experiences as well as my experiences with stress and how it may be affecting my health. I’m going to get wellness right, that is my goal, and someday I’ll take cardio yoga confidently! The physical therapy had a snag when I think I pushed too hard, so they gave me new exercises and it’s going much better now. My legs are getting stronger so my back will have a more stable foundation. As I visualize it and work toward it, I know this will happen!
That’s my week and my growth journey in a nutshell. I hope your week has gone well! Now I am off to cheer on some students who are ringing the Salvation Army bell today!
4 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share. I Survived…”
“A student in my highly advanced class said I was her favorite teacher and I thanked her.” I’m sure students like that are a great benefit to the job 🙂
Yes, yhey sure are, and they know when I need to hear it!
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Hi Pamela, I too have been a teacher, but mostly for adults so my experience was different than yours. We had almost no bureaucratic overhead in all my gigs and almost everyone of my students wanted to be there for the material as opposed to taking the class as part of a degree program. Regardless, I got lots of very kind and rewarding feedback and their kind words never failed to lift my spirits and made work feel almost like play. Fun days indeed.
Sorry to hear again that you’re struggling with sleep. I went through a bout of that too a few years back and now know how crippling it can be. I wish I had an answer for you because I would share it quickly to get you past this.
It does sound like you have enough insights and a plan to get it cleared up and I wish you success. I know that you need to be careful about coffee, but I understand you can enjoy all the coffee shares you like with no side effects. 🙂
Yes, I love the cyber coffee chats! It makes the world smaller. Have a great week!