This Teaching Thing Seems to Be Kicking My Ass

Well, not the actual teaching. I’m actually loving being back in the classroom and working with the kids. In fact, they kids even commented on the fact that I wasn’t there last Thursday and filled me in on what they’ve been up to.

What’s kicking my ass though are the early hours. You see, we head to bed pretty late around here. It’s not uncommon for me to turn out the lights at 2:00AM. Mind you, this also means we don’t tend to wake up and get going around 10:00AM. So either way, while the hours are wonky, I’m still getting about eight hours of sleep.

So trying to head to bed at a decent hour so I can wake up at some ungodly hour, well, it’s not exactly working. I head to bed soon enough, but then the tossing and turning begins. So on teaching days, I’m usually working on five to six hours of sleep. Needless to say, when I come home, I crash and crash hard for about 45 minutes or so.

So if I’m going to continue with this teaching thing (and I do love it and hope to add on another class or two next semester), I’m going to have to figure out this sleeping thing. And I’m going to have to convince the hubs to work with me and maybe head to bed sooner than 3:00AM on my pre-teaching nights.

On that note, once the hubs gets off the phone with his sister, it’ll be time to watch Lost while enjoying a glass of wine, and then off to bed I go. Hopefully the wine will help me to cut down on the tossing and turning tonight 😉

4 thoughts on “This Teaching Thing Seems to Be Kicking My Ass

  1. curlywurlygurly

    i feel your pain…i’ve been working in a school for 10 years and STILL have trouble with the early hours. i go to bed between midnight and 2am and it SLAYS me. but i’ve got too much to do. my workday is from 9a-6p–our school day is waaay longer than public school, but i only have a 4-day work week–no fridays! 🙂 makes life a bit easier.

  2. Michelle

    Sleepytime Herbal Tea from Celestial Seasonings is better than any sleeping pill I have ever taken. I should buy stock in the company. Really helps a lot.

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  3. Robin

    I hope you’re able to get on a better sleep plan. I’m a night owl too, and it is hard to get up early when you’ve only been asleep for 3 or 4 hours. Take care!

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