Yes this is real. And it’s my alarm clock(s) on my iPhone for my work week, every day. As you can see, I am not a morning person. Never have been. Never will be. (God Bless my future kids)
A day in the life of me, Erica, the special educator, DPT (Diagnostic Prescriptive Technician), counselor, psychologist, social worker, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. My days are always full to the brim and I have been like this my whole life.
get finally get up, I have my usual routine. Get up, shower, get ready, brush my teeth (while making my bed), makeup, hair in a messy bun (3 out of the 5 work days), grab my lunch and go. I can do all of this within 35 minutes (or 25 if I overslept).
Luckily for me my ride to work is a straight shot down a major route (if I’m lucky to catch green lights, 8 minutes) 10 on a regular day.
Once I get to work this is where my chaos always begin. I have 10 minutes to myself (I usually chat with my coworker, quickly check my email, go over my schedule and then head to the main office) and before I know it my day will begin.
The first 30 minutes of my day, I spend in second grade, where I have to make sure one of my “friends” aka student is all set with his daily schedule and is beginning his morning. While this is all happening I may 3 or 4 more little friends tugging at me and asking me questions from all different directions. All while my original friend may have a melt down because his pencil needs to be sharpened. If this doesn’t wake you up, then I don’t know what will. Thank god for medium iced coffee to keep me going!
Once my time is complete in this room, I then head to my third grade friends. I will have 2-3 of them for an hour (where they will love to talk about their stuffed animals or whichever holiday is coming) and do anything else but their task at hand. Once my time is up with them, I go back into the other third grade classroom to make sure 2 of my friends in there are on task and organized. Usually I’ll find them standing at their desk in a pile of chaos.
God I am already exhausted just trying to explain my day……
For the next couple of hours, I will go through 4th and 5th grade, eat a quick lunch, answer more emails and give educational testing to some kids. Once the bell rings at 3:10, the kids will leave, the floor will become silent and I will work and do paperwork for another 2 hours.
The life of a teacher never ends.
Once I’m home, I’ll relax, put on Ellen, make dinner, and sit down to blog (depending upon my day). I have my favorite shows that I watch on each night and look forward to them. When I go to bed, I always put on Friends, set up my essential oils in my diffuser, check my phone for any last minute things and head off to dream land to do it all over again. And if I’m lucky, have some fun on a Friday night and look forward to the weekend.
My days are chaotic but rewarding. I wouldn’t change it for anything. I talk to the people that I care about the most on a daily basis. I am lucky enough to work with my mom (she’s a third grade teacher), I text or talk to my sister on the phone daily and get to see my friends at work.
If anything, I’d have to say-I’m a pretty lucky girl!! A day in the life of me, isn’t so bad after all.
It’s pretty glamourous if you ask me.
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