Day 13: Working

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)

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25 thoughts on “Day 13: Working

      1. Oh, absolutely hon, absolutely! Hubby and I would get a motorhome and travel the coastline and of course I would get me that Canon camera with a macro lens. 😆 *sigh*

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  1. Your comments echo those of many friends and family with children. It is a balancing act, especially today. Although no one will ever master it, I’d say that you’re doing quite well, Colline

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    1. I believe you are right John. And in order to balance it, something has to be forfeited. Personally I have forfeited some “me” time and a home that is as clean as a pin 🙂

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  2. You have certainly adapted your life around your career Colline.
    Writing report cards sounds a lot like reading and answering posts on WordPress.
    Enjoyable but must be done to keep the cycle of Wordpess going.
    There does have to be a time out session at times Colline, just to unwind the mind.
    You have a very full, and obviously enjoyable life.
    Emu

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