As we approach the end of the year, we are all feeling tired and drained – which I think we all know and expect – at least physically.
But remember, we are also drained emotionally. It can cause our emotions to trick us. We may think…
“Does what I do matter?”
“Would a career besides teaching be better?”
“Why do I even bother?”
This is a trick! We know our bodies are tired, but we don’t always recognize our emotions are tired. Throw this lie into the dumpster because YOU MATTER.
I have a friend who is an engineer. He once could not understand why teachers were so tired in May. As we talked about it, in his job he has 25-30 projects going at any given moment…BUT…only 1 has a deadline coming up soon. The others are in progress with deadlines months and even years away. I told him teaching is like having 150 projects with a due date coming up, but they are ALL due May 24. He voted for the bond issue in the following election!
We have a few weeks to go, and then we can rest physically AND emotionally.
Go and make a difference because YOU MATTER!