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“My 365” August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010
August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010 -- Before

August 30, 2010. 7:25am PST. ISO 100. Shutter 1/4. Aperture f/6.3. Manual exposure, no flash.

I am very excited to be going to work today. The first day of the 2010 school year. A new class full of students to teach and guide. All of my focus, my adrenaline, my confidence, is wrapped up in today, in my students, in my work.

August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010 -- During

August 30, 2010. 3:19pm PST. ISO 100. Shutter 1/4. Aperture f/7.1. Manual exposure, no flash.

During the school day. Things had gone fairly well, now time for meeting with my co-workers. My focus was only on my students, my class. I know I have to maintain a balance at some point between all the parts of my life, but today… today I felt I needed to concentrate on this.

August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010 -- After

August 30, 2010. 6:22pm PST. ISO 100. Shutter 1/6. Aperture f/7.1. Manual exposure, no flash.

Finally home. Exhausted. Beyond exhausted. I believe I can count my workday as a success. I believe that the other parts of my life–my health, my creativity, my friends, my family, my other personal relationships… may have suffered.

How does a teacher find a balance? How can I continue to do well at my job, and keep my personal relationships happy?

This is the question I seek the answer to.

xo

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One comment

  1. Hip shots, Torie, chronicling the day. Starting with excitement and ending with well-earned exhaustion. Balance is a difficult thing to maintain. However, on days like the first day of the school year, it can’t be easy to keep that balance. Besides, it’s a special time- not only are you ‘beginning’ again, with new faces and ideas; your students (all of them) are dealing with very new experiences and they need your guidance. It should be okay to skew the balance toward the bigger need.



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