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Re: Tough Year
Posted by banddirhdg on 11/6/2019, 7:04 am, in reply to "Tough Year
One year I had a virus that kept me out of school for the first 2 weeks of the year. I could barely get my head off the pillow. Assistant did the best he/she could but it wasn't quite the same. Routines didn't get established like they usually did so the rest of the year was tough. I can see the problem you're having. I think finding something totally non-Band related to do in the evenings and weekends would help. The kids tend to reflect a bit of your attitude. If you're discouraged, they will be, too.
How have you handled tough years? I feel like this is by far the worst year (personally and professionally).
I've had to miss quite a bit do to health issues. Also have missed because mentally I couldn't do it. Had a rough year last year and really planned in the summer so this year would run better. But then admin did some things and just ruined everything. My morale just went down the drain. It's affects the kids, not even gonna lie and it kills me that Im not enough but then I don't see the point. I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle (on the days I have any fight in me).
It's effecting my health and my mental health. I've been to the doctor and have tried scheduling appointments with mental care professionals but they are always booked.
How do you survive? This is eating away at me. Thanks for any help.