Teaching is such a fulfilling and wonderful job, but it is also soooooooo time consuming! It's more like a way of life rather than an occupation. Seriously! So here's my question, and I would REALLY love to hear from you out there!
Before I got married and started a family, I was able to bring work home and work on it any time I wanted . . . and I DID! (Does that sound pathetic?) It seems to me that teachers are teachers at every hour of the day not just on the clock. So my life was teaching, friends, and church. (My family live kinda far so the "family" portion was mainly on the phone or vacation/holidays.) I had time to cook, exercise regularly, and stay very active in my church.
Now I have my husband, my baby, teaching, and church. It's important for me to do things well, with a spirit of excellence and not just get it done. So, how do I find that balance? I try to get everything done at school so I don't have to bring things home. After I'm done with work I want to be able to exercise, cook dinner, have time with my baby, have time with my husband, stay active and involved with friends and church and do all of that well! (Oh, yeah . . . and a little time for myself would be nice too.) Have you found a way to achieve that balance? I'd love to hear from you!