A Better Day
Friday, August 14, 2020
Yesterday I wrote about how I am not okay, but that's okay. I'm happy to report that today I'm okay!
Writing about how I was feeling helped me to get it all out there and it feels so much better! I know so many of us are going through lots of emotions right now, I know I'm not alone. I knew that yesterday too, but yesterday I just couldn't keep it all in.
Earlier this week I received an email from my principal that there's mold in our building and we needed to come take our personal belongings that were "salvageable." So, I borrowed my sister's truck, my husband took a chunk of time out of his work day, and we spent 2 hours bringing home most of my things. My room is FULL of mold, but thankfully only 2 camp chairs were destroyed. I brought some moldy stuffed animals home and am washing and disinfecting them to see what I can save and what will need to be pitched. I brought home the thousands of books (literally) that's I've collected and bought for my students over the past 10 years. Now I have piles all over my garage of bags, bins, etc. Thankfully, they were moist but not moldy and can be saved. I have my work cut out for me now.
Last week I submitted my form saying I'd teach in person, this week was the mold. Needless to say, I didn't want to go back any longer! Our superintendent let us all know yesterday that we will be teaching remotely for at least the first 6 weeks, with an expected return date of October 19th. I'm VERY happy to know that there will be plenty of time for the mold problem to be resolved before I need to go back in.
A friend and I signed up to do a virtual race through Yes.Fit last week. It's 45.5 miles and an unlimited time to complete it. My goal was 10 days and I finished this morning after only starting on Sunday. I'm very excited for that! It was really motivating! She and I walked together on Sunday and then my husband walked with me each morning and/or evening this week. I'm looking forward to finding another one to do on there as well.
Have a great day and thanks for all of your encouragement yesterday!