Saturday, September 21, 2013


Dan says it's like this every year with the total exhaustion in September.

"It's like an endurance sport," he said, referring to my job. "You eventually adjust to the mileage."

Of course, he's right. I do eventually adjust. This year, I'm trying to do an extra good job of taking care of myself at the outset. I've been eating really well, going to bed early, and meditating. Although today was my only opportunity to do a professional development session on a cool project we're doing in the sixth grade, I told my boss I just couldn't do it.

"I'm operating at full capacity right now," I told her. "I don't think I can go."

"Good for you," she said. In my performance reviews in the last two years, I've gotten recommendations about pacing myself and not doing too much. So, not only am I being pragmatic, I'm also taking feedback. Winning.


mm said...

Good for you and good for her for acknowledging it.

LH said...

Good idea about the pacing. I'm going to remember this next year.

KK said...

Sounds like a great decision. Taking care of yourself in September will definitely help you in the long run!

Sarah said...

All that exhaustion and you still hung out with my almost 8 month old! You're awesome!