Today is my first day back to work! I can't believe how fast this summer went! It usually goes pretty quick because of being so busy but August flew by and most of that we just me sitting at home reading :P. I'm nervous but excited for today. I can't wait to just get it over with. It's one of those things that I feel are like ripping off a bandage. I really would rather stay at home but since I can't I'd rather just get it over with quickly.
Now that might sound horrible and like I hate my job or something. It's the opposite though, I love my job. I'm just so nervous because this is my first time teaching in a public school. Before I taught at First Nations schools and they tend to be more relaxed. My first school especially. There was little to no accountability, they didn't have programs I had to follow, etc. Basically I could teach however I felt like teaching. Now I have ways I like to teach and programs I like to use but I'm not even sure they will let me use them. I'm not sure what the schedule will be like, what school-wide things we are going to have, etc. It's a whole bunch of change for me. Pair that with how overwhelmed I am about living in a city and you have why I would like to just stay home this morning lol.
Anyway, lets talk for a moment about my morning routine. After the first few days it started dwindling. I started doing less and not following it. It was my summer vacation! Who wants to have a routine when they are suppose to be relaxing?!? So I wasn't following it. My plan to get into a routine before going back to work failed. Partially failed I would actually say. That's because it helped prepare me for this morning.
My evening routine never fully stopped so I was able to get to bed early last night. Despite walking up a million times I did actually get to sleep enough. Then when my alarm went off this morning I was able to jump right into the routine I had already established. So I'm sitting here with an hour before I need to leave for work and I'm done. All I have left to do from my "big rocks" is to wrap up this post and finish getting dressed (15 minutes max). I was able to do everything I wanted to this morning and still not feel like I needed to rush out the door. It's a great feeling! Right now I start work 30-45 minutes later than I will be starting next week though, so having an hour right now really means I have 15 minutes starting next week. For now I'm going to keep my routine the same and see how it goes this week. If I need to wake up 15 minutes earlier next week then that's what I'll need to do. For now, this seems like a great morning routine :)
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