So I started substitute teaching recently…
And let me tell you, I wasn’t expecting to feel quite so drained at the end of the day.And there are some questions that you feel like you don’t know who to ask.
For example how do you approach those two students (especially in high school) who are just right on the edge of too friendly, barely touching but you’re not sure exactly how to speak up, without it being horribly embarrassing.
And you have those students playing on the phone, but with that one student reading (Thank you, student, sitting there engrossed in a good book…
If you are reading this, and a substitute teacher, I invite you to join a new Facebook group I made, called Support for Substitutes, as a chance to network, vent, share or gather advice, etc.
This is for those of you wondering why they heck you are where you are, who feel like things are maybe getting slightly off track, who are wondering why things aren’t working out or if they are doing something wrong. I’m not going to pretend I have answers but maybe it helps knowing somebody else is going through it too?
I know, I know- the title is hyperbole. Warning: needing to vent, depths of pettiness ahead
Well I guess it’s a good thing that nobody’s swept me off my feet or that I haven’t swept anyone off their feet yet, or else I couldn’t really consider running away to be a hermit still. But I’m really starting to feel like Beatrice from Much Ado about Nothing:
Good Lord for alliance! Thus goes everyone to the world
but I, and I am sunburnt. I may sit in a corner and cry,
“Heigh-ho for a husband!” (Act 2, scene 1)
So this past week, something that I’ve been struggling with is friends getting together. I should just be happy for them, wish them well and move on with life right? Easier said than done. And the thing is, I don’t really mind being single usually. But there sure are times when it would be nice to be with somebody, and for me at least it’s tough seeing a friend spout sweet, kind gushy things about their SO or have their friends all congratulate them and say nice things just because they got together, knowing that’s probably never going to happen here.
Maybe you haven’t always felt like you were born in the wrong country. (or maybe you don’t feel that, but that the rest of your story also takes place in another country) Maybe you still feel ties to your birth country. That is ok. I know it’s rough, wishing so much you could be there already; don’t worry, you will get there when it’s time
Positive note: All the old, gross carpet is out of the living room now. Yay!
Have been trying to think positive and not complain too much, but not liking NC super much so far. (And it doesn’t help that I keep wishing I was in Germany) There are good things; the library is nice, and easy to get to. But, there are definite things I miss about AL. I haven’t met any new friends here let, and have been feeling lonely.. There were some cool things I was hoping to do once moving here, but they haven’t worked out. I do have some NC friends, but they don’t live in this part of NC, but about 3 hours away. Also, have been fighting feelings of inadequacy, feeling like I was failing at life. Hoping things will get better soon though
Ah, that special time of year. It’s almost Lent. You might still have snow, or might have been seeing a lot of robins even. Something unusual starts to happen on this date ( ). Women cut off the ties of any guys they find. Why? How did this get started even?
Weiberfasching (also known as Altweiber or Weiberfastnacht) is held on Fat Thursday, or the Thursday before Lent starts (That was yesterday)
I see videos of people doing kind of similar things to what I would like to do, and that leads to two thoughts. Yay, it can be done! But on the flip side, how the heck do I implement this for myself in real life. Sometimes I wish I had my own little angel guide on the shoulder, telling me what to do