It has now been two and a half years since I have been working as a teacher in Toronto. Weekends are now spent doing things I used to do over the week while I was staying at home. Household chores are attended to, grocery shopping is done, time is spent helping my children with their homework, and lunch is eaten with my family.
Not much time is spent going out over the weekend as we used to. Often when Saturday arrives, I decide not to go to an event as I would rather spend the time resting. Sometimes the rest period is spent reading, watching an episode of my current TV show on Netflix, or spending time on Skype chatting to my mom.
There are times I bring my work home. Sunday afternoons are often spent planning my week’s lessons. I prepare activities for the children, or spend time writing out songs or creating posters on chart paper. The time of the year affects my weekends too. Report card time means that I am logged in onto the system inputting comments for each of my students.
There are times when I feel that the work never stops. But once deadlines have been achieved, I stop to take a breath and enjoy the moments spent not working.
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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was written for the FMF 31 day challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt is: work)