Tuesday, December 13, 2011

NaBloPoMo Round 2, Day 13: School's Out

I have been having some trouble finding my mojo lately, though I had a very nice birthday that extended through the weekend. Yesterday and today were packed with end-of-the-term grading and meetings.  I guess it's not surprising that I've been feeling tired and overwhelmed. The nature of teaching is that I work very, very hard during the terms, get a break, try to catch my breath and spend some of the time productively, and then start all over again. It's even harder because I feel very lucky to have landed a "dream job" and ungrateful whenever I complain.

The problem is that it's so easy to get caught up in the daily grind that I don't make progress toward bigger goals. I spend a lot of time on things that are important and urgent, and even unimportant and urgent, but very little time on things that are important but not urgent. And let's be honest, the goofing around on facebook and Pinterest is both unimportant and not urgent, and yet still takes up a lot of time. 

I really need to do an updated vision board. I played with the idea of doing one on Pinterest, but I think the actual physical activity of cutting and pasting and thinking is an important part of the process.  I bought all of the supplies and they are just sitting around, taking up space. I should have time this week.  

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