Thursday, August 28, 2008

Doggie-paddling

I cannot swim. I took swimming lessons for many years during my childhood but I never made a real effort and, thus, can only keep myself afloat through doggie-paddling.

I have been putting in a lot of time and energy into school and I'm barely managing to keep my head above water. I cannot, for the life of me, get caught up or even ahead with my work. I'm beyond exhausted and feeling completely overwhelmed. I do not know how I'm going to survive the rest of the school year. All my hard work is not paying off - I'm still unable to swim. I'm still just flapping my arms and legs around, hoping I don't sink.

Doggie-paddling sucks. I cannot wait for the long weekend.

6 comments:

Amber said...

I hope you have a nice RELAXING weekend. The school year will get easier. It's always hard to find your bearings the first couple weeks back. :)

Mollie said...

thinking of you girl! we need to have a good long chat soon! much love!

Amanda Jo said...

I'm sorry things are tough for you right now! I'll life you up in prayer, and remember: rest on the strenth of the Lord - He can do much better than we can!

hilltopper said...

sad face. hope things get better as you get more accustomed to your new school. but in the mean time hey how about a reeses pb cup blizzard? or ooohh i think i will have the banana split. get your purse , lets go!

Bee said...

Somehow, I think it's in the air. Dumb NCLB! If it makes you feel any better, every great teacher I know is in the same place right now. Even all the way in Georgia.

teacherwoman said...

I understand completely what you are going through. As frustrating as this can be, sometimes I just have to tell myself that no matter what I do, I will NEVER be caught up and, sometimes I just have to go home and relax.

I hope you enjoyed your nice long weekend. It was a hot one!