A Day in the Life
Every day I roll out of bed at approximately 6.26am. Not a minute before and not a minute after. I hate the morning (except for when it’s the weekend) and try to make my morning routine as easy as possible. This post is about a day in the life of me.
A Day in the Life:
I always try to set my things out for the next day the night before. This makes my morning less of a headache. Being someone who thrives on organisation, I enjoy making sure my lunch is made the night before too.
I like to keep to an exact time, so I often try to leave home at about 7.31am. I like getting to school a bit earlier, at 7.50am. That way I can chill for a bit before the day starts. E.g. eat my second breakfast (there is no way I could get through the morning without my second breakfast). This video clip below is pretty much the story of my life.
The morning is an important time for me. I do a bit of last minute photocopying and fire off some emails before the children come in to learn.
I like being organised for lessons. There is nothing worse than starting a lesson, only to realise that you forgot to print up the very important maths activity. That has happened to me a few times in my career, and it makes me so annoyed. I now have a habit of writing everything I need to do in the morning on a post-it note. I then stick it to my laptop so there is no way I can miss it.
It is always a moment of excitement when I reach morning tea and lunch. As an introvert, I find I need to have some quiet time, so it is a really good time for me to reflect on the morning/day so far. At lunch, I also finish marking books, send some more emails, and also organise sports practices. As the sports coordinator for the primary (yay, so fun *sarcasm*) I spend the majority of my ‘free time’ at school getting sports things sorted.
After school is when I have meetings and talk with parents. Meetings are not my favourite thing. I spend most of my time writing up certificates or telling people that I don’t have any problems to talk about (I actually don’t).
If I don’t have meetings I try to get the rest of my marking done.
I love getting home and making dinner. I am a very early eater, as I hate going to sleep with a full stomach. My time after school is very treasured by me. I often work 7.50am – 5pm. Although the students aren’t in class the whole time, I do spend the majority of my non-contact time working on school things. By the time I get home, I try to relax as much as possible before my flattie gets home. She spends the whole evening talking at me…so it gets kind of exhausting (introvert problems).
Now, the song that kind of inspired this post:
This post here is relatable: