Just What I Needed

This year is my first ever year teaching. I am working on a local supply list.

December was a slow month, not a lot of work for me, and I lost my grandma, which I missed a couple extra days for.

This winter has also been my worst for depression (so far), which has been challenging in many ways.

Over the break, I did a lot of relaxing. It was way too long, and I had too much time to think. I felt extremely sad, useless, and just down in all aspects. I had no days of worked booked whatsoever, and I was left feeling hopeless. Can I really do this?

School finally started back and I was asked to work yesterday in a grade 1 class. I was thrilled, but nervous as I always feel like I have to do my best at all times. This class is usually pretty good, but as any class, it has its moments.

The whole day I smiled, had fun with them, and we enjoyed every minute. It was a day that I ended up thinking to myself “I can’t believe I get paid to do this”

The kids will never know how much it meant to me, but it has completely revived my spirits, I am hopeful, I am confident, I am happy. They were amazing, not once did anyone make a bad choice, and I am extremely satisfied with the choices I made throughout the day.

I’m hoping that I remain feeling uplifted through to spring. Today is another day, in another very awesome class. Wish me luck on my journey!

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