Friday, September 10, 2010

Do the twitch!

Change can be a good thing. The school district received a new superintendent last October, complete reformer with many visions, ideals and goals in store for us. 

These visions, ideals and goals are going to be the death of me. 

I love the kids. 
Pre-administration days: happy & carefree
But it is very different when you are working 12 hour workdays for 637 of them versus 40 of them- the connection isn't as pronounced. I'm not sure I can keep this pace up. Between benchmarks, documentation, readings, meetings, presentations, trainings, open house, lunch duty, morning duty, collecting data, analyzing data...I have developed a very pronounced twitch in my right eye. 

This is me: blonde, twitchy & utterly deranged. 

You think I'm joking but, I'm not. 

Every other hour the bottom of my right eye starts a jig that lasts about 15 seconds. It's only when it's witnessed by other people that I start to nervously laugh it off. So, if next time I see you and my eye does the twitch for you- pretend you didn't see it, please! Or if you do, pull the joke off like a band-aid. A laugh will surely do me good. 

And that, is the end of my rant. Back to optimism (and twitching) tomorrow!


Becca said...

Deep, deep, deep breaths. In through the nose, out through the mouth.

I will be sending calming, relaxing, carefree thoughts your way.

Heidi said...

This is hilarious Dahnya! And no, I never noticed any twitching! I'm sorry you're not enjoying your work right now, but just think of what a great difference you're making in the lives of all these kids... one carpool lane at a time.

Maybe you should get a bonzai tree for your desk or a desktop zen garden... you know those ones? it comes with sand and a little rake that you use to rake the sand when you get overwhelmed.

Leila! said...

Dahnya -- this is amusing. I've had this problem before. I had to decrease my stress, caffeine, and sleep more for my twitch to go away. Good luck! Hang in there.