So sorry

Hello dear reader…

So sorry for not posting in over a WEEK!  Let me tell you, last week was crazy!
Monday- New Teacher Orientation.  It was fine…sat through a lot of stuff that was meant for NEW NEW NEW teachers…but it was nice to talk to some teachers who will be new to the district like me.  Then during our lunch break I took some time to catch up on what was happening on facebook.  I was bombarded with pictures and comments from friends back in Texas talking about the first day of school.  Pictures of my ex-babies heading into their first day of 2nd grade or 1st grade. Tons of friends leaving comments about how they missed me….I sat there in the library and cried into my lunch.  I miss my friends and family back home.  I hate not being able to see my sweet littles grow up to be big time 4th graders…That was Monday.
Tuesday-More meetings but a better emotional day.
Wednesday- Another new teacher meeting.  This meeting was about health care, 403b, teacher retirement, etc.  It was an overload of information! So much to do and sign and turn in.  All that stress and pressure…ugh.  BUT I was invited to a happy hour after school with some of the teachers at my school.  That was awesome.  I got to meet some very kind, smart and funny teachers who I will get to work with this year.  But then…the 1.5 hour drive home started to stress me out.  I got worried about making this long drive in the winter…in the snow and the cold. About not getting to spend time with Mr. Roboto because by the time we both get home…we have roughly 2 hours to spend with each other before we have to get to bed….UGH! I had another breakdown and in tears called my mom, my grandparents and Mr. Roboto. We are planning on moving some time in the near future.  Which will be stressful..but..necessary.
Thursday-Friday- More meetings.  I am overwhelmed with information and emotions.  I’m sure it will all come together and things will work out…but right now it feels like it’s all too much.
Mr. Roboto and I agreed to take it easy this weekend and enjoy our time together.  We rode our bikes to the beach and relaxed.  It was a great weekend.

This was our view as we laid out on the beach. So beautiful.

So tomorrow is the big day. My first day.  I am very nervous and excited.  I’m sure it’ll be a great day…for both the students and myself!



  1. Stephanie
    September 4, 2012 / 12:19 am

    I absolutely know how you feel about being overwhelmed at all the "new teacher" orientation meetings. I switched districts this year and had to go through all of it again (but like you, I had prior teaching experience so I just listened mostly to the "new to district" info). I too went home overwhelmed and stressed out. Hang in there! You'll make it through! And then when your students begin and everything falls into place, I'm sure you'll start to feel more relaxed. I'll be rooting you on! 🙂

    Maestra Bilingue

  2. Jenn Long
    September 4, 2012 / 1:45 am

    I think the beginning of the year meetings are so overwhelming…STILL!!! Throw a union meeting on top of all the district stuff and I feel like jumping off a cliff! All we want to do is work in our room and make sure our head is on straight for the first day!
    Have a SUPER first day! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  3. The Tutu Teacher
    September 5, 2012 / 12:36 am

    Thanks for the support y'all. Today was a great day!