In a Rut

I’ve been overwhelmed since my last post, almost two weeks ago.

I’ve been working too many hours during the week. And on the weekend. I’ve been staying up too late, which has affected my Sadhana in the morning. I’ve been sleeping in instead of practicing yoga and meditating.

Not my bike, but good image for the post…

I haven’t gone on any long bike rides lately, but I’ve been going on more short rides. I haven’t really been creating, whether it be painting or crafts. I definitely haven’t been writing much, which goes for my personal journal as well as here. I haven’t been grocery shopping in awhile, which has let to some … interesting diet choices. I’ve been volunteering, which helps soothe my soul but also sometimes feels like work.

I guess it’s that time of the school year. Working 50-60h a week, but getting paid for 40.┬áIt’s November, so Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks are in sight but still out of reach.

Teaching needs to become more sustainable. We need time in the day to plan, grade, make calls home, do paperwork, etc… We need class sizes that are reasonable. I only have one class out of seven with 25 students or less. I have three preps, two of which are new-to-me or new enough that I have to put more work into it.

I need to get out of this rut and back into a routine that is healthy for me.

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