… And Relax!

imageWow. With three instrumental workshops, a tech rehearsal, a full evening music concert with 75 kids, two full ensemble rehearsals, two coursework folders, five awards assemblies and a set of reports on top of my normal teaching timetable in the last week, I’ve been more stressed out than I have ever been in my ten years of working in education. I’ve barely slept, my smoking habit has increased and I’ve come home and broken down in tears on several occasions while The Bloke has given me a hug and told me it will be okay.

Finally, it’s over. The reports and coursework are done, the concert and assemblies were a huge success after being supported by some of my colleagues, my lessons were good and I have received endless amounts of praise and positive feedback from colleagues and parents. I bloody did it, and I’m proud of myself for doing so. The best part of it is knowing that I will NEVER have to do that again. My line manager is back from maternity leave after a year off, my timetable has been reduced for next term and I have less that 50 working days left until I can start my new life.

It’s Friday, it’s pay day and it’s the start of the Easter holidays. It’s the first time in a while where I haven’t experienced anxiety or chest pains. It’s my friend’s birthday tomorrow, so I’m going to put on my glad rags and dance the night away (something I haven’t done for a long time), I’m going to spend a bit of time with my family as it is my sister’s 30th birthday and have some quality time with The Bloke, and the blog, of course. I’m going to read a book, go for walks, take lots of long, hot baths and I might even get my hair cut. My school laptop is going in the cupboard, along with my marking.

The next seven days are going to be good, because I’m taking the bloody week off.

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40 thoughts on “… And Relax!

  1. Wow! You deserve to relax and then some! Do all the things that bring you joy and recharge yourself. You deserve it! πŸ™‚

  2. Boots on the other foot here….Easter Holidays for me means relaxing is out for two weeks πŸ˜‰

    I like the hols though, it means I get the good bits of child .. instead of just the *start of the day madness, and end of the day grumps* πŸ˜‰ (summer’s holidays are my fav)

    Enjoy your break Suzie.. You (all teachers) deserve it πŸ™‚ x

    • Thanks my lovely – my friends who have children are on a different count down to me – they count down till the end of the holidays while I spend my time praying for time to stand still!

    • Thanks my lovely! So sorry, I’ve been meaning to catch you up on things… I’ve got no idea as yet! No to sound douchy, but I’ve got a good skillset so I’m hoping that something will appear in the next few weeks. As long as it isn’t teaching haha!

      • No problem; I realized after commenting that asking about it out here in the open may not be the best form on my part considering the subject.

        It’s not douchy at all to say that, you’ve worked hard to gain that skillset so why not own it? Good for you for doing what you need/want to…I need to get that point, hopefully it will happen soon.

  3. Thought you was going to burst into the “12 days of xmas” or more appropriate the ” 12 days of teaching” at the start of your blog!
    “…. two packs of cigs and a half pint and a white wine”!

  4. Relax and enjoy your week off. I have to tell you I’m envious of a whole week off working! I’m so sick and tired of the daily grind of going to work myself, and….my smoking habit has increased as well! Don’t like myself much for that, but it is what it is, right? Stress can cause that. πŸ™‚

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