I can’t believe school starts again tomorrow. The summer holidays have just flown by and I still have so much to do. I know I shouldn’t complain as I have much longer holidays than non-teacher people and if I felt like I could still do lots of non-work things during term time then I wouldn’t complain at all. But if the new academic year is anything like the last few years then I’ll be working stupid hours and feeling like my life is on hold except during the school holidays.
To try to make myself feel a bit better about the new school year I’ve told myself not to work more than 50 hours a week. If I work 8am till 6pm each day I’ll have time to go to the gym in the evenings and do other things at the weekend. At the back of my mind I know this probably won’t happen, but I have to try.
Next September I’d like to be in a different job and preferably working for myself. That won’t happen if I don’t have time or energy to put things in place over the next few months. As lists seem to work for me (I’d probably not have done any of the challenges on my 60 things list if I hadn’t written the list and created the blog to keep it in the forefront of my mind) I’ve made a list of how my job can work for me over the next year; what I can achieve or gain experience in to help me in the future; and what I need to do to achieve my goal of doing something different for next September. Now I just have to remember to refer to my list and hope it works!