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Old 11-18-2020, 07:22 PM
 
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I am tired of parenting.
I am tired of teaching.
I am tired of wifing (is that a word).
I am tired of supporting.
I am tired of taking care of dogs.


I am just tired. And, I realize how lucky I am and that my "problems" right now are not really problems.

No need to reply...just tired!


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Old 11-18-2020, 07:48 PM
 
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I wanted to post something similar yesterday. Getting through the winter is going to be difficult.
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I commiserate. I’m tired too. I’ve been able to manage pretty well, but I admit my positive outlook is wearing pretty thin.

Just to pass on something super important that I learned from another poster here a few years ago...

The scope of someone else’s problems do not make yours less important. If it is a problem for you, then it is important. Everyone has their own set of issues and all deserve compassion and empathy.
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Old 11-19-2020, 05:25 AM
 
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I wish there was a like button for this!
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I can't imagine the 'tired' all of you are experiencing right now. Too much screen time isn't good for anyone including teachers.


Yes your tired is your tired...nobody can know what your load is but you.


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Old 11-19-2020, 11:15 AM
 
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I want the world to stop so I can get my crap together, recharge, catch up and then rejoin humanity without anyone getting further ahead!
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Old 11-19-2020, 11:48 AM
 
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I realized yesterday that one of the reasons that I'm tired of teaching is that I'm not seeing my teacher friends in the halls or lounge. We don't have time to commiserate and swap stories or strategies. I miss adult interaction. I don't even have that at home so I'm feeling it double. Yesterday and a few others I just wanted to go back to bed.
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Old 11-19-2020, 04:25 PM
 
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I am right there with you all. Just remote teaching itself is a real bugger but in the last week I found out my cousin's wife (they have 4 young kids) was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer (hopefully caught it early, but still!!), step-daughter who's heart was just devastated by a cold husband that she loved with all her heart- who divorced and remarried in a month, just found 2 lumps in her breast (hopefully going to find it's nothing) and then today we found out our very good friend and neighbor is losing his battle with Covid.

I'm just done.
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:16 PM
 
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You are not alone. I feel the same things. We will get through this. I hope tomorrow is better for you.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:11 PM
 
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Just commiserating from the same boat.

My back is tired from sitting at the computer all day.
My eyes are tired.
My face is tired from over-emoting(?) on zoom to keep kids engaged.
My heart is tired.

I'm so glad we have a few days off coming up. Hang in there, everyone.


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Old 11-20-2020, 04:27 AM
 
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I'm feeling much the same. It's just all so exhausting and stressful.

I saw this on my Instagram feed. It's from an author and therapist named Aundi Kolber I LOVE her book and I love the kinds of things she posts on her social media (worth the follow).

"A gentle reminder: After 9 months in a pandemic having less capacity in general is completely appropriate. Let's not shame our bodies for working so hard to navigate this time."

It was a good reminder to me that to remind myself that I'm not somehow doing something wrong to be feeling this way, that this really IS a tough time, so it's normal that my mind and body are feeling it, and I should try as much as possible to be gentle with myself.
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:30 PM
 
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I'll add I'm tired of zooming (is that a word )

I'm just tired too. I want to head to bed earlier, my stress level is way different, in a way much lower, than when kids are in front of me, but I too am virtual stress tired.
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