365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 30- Hard Work

Today was the first day of classes. It went well I think. I met my yr 7 class and they were pretty good so no complaints there. Though my day today was extremely long.

I got up at 6:15am and was working by 7:10am. I had all day at school, which the final bell goes at 3:05pm. I then had a welfare meeting which ended at 4:00pm, then went home to run, from 4:20pm-5:20pm, then went to tutoring from 6:00pm-7:00pm. I got home finally at 7:30pm and cooked dinner, which leads me to now, 8:20pm. It has been a hell of a day. Tomorrow I have a full day of teaching so it’s safe to say I’ll be buggered come tomorrow night.

The photo is of my trip home, the sun setting, the day over.

Ah school, there’s no time to breathe, and no time to ease in. It’s the deep end and swim or drown.

Here’s to bed.


365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 29- Sunday Afternoons


Sunday afternoons are my most hated time of the week. I have to leave my partner and know that we won’t see each other for most of the week and also, it’s the night before school. I always sleep the worst on Sunday nights and I always hate knowing that I have to go to work tomorrow.

I love my job. I love teaching, I love the kids and I love my colleagues, but teaching is one of the hardest jobs you can do. I think I still have some negative attitudes towards Sunday nights because of my horrible first year teaching experience, which was at a different school. I dreaded going to school then, I don’t now, I love seeing my friends at school and working hard, and helping the kids, but still, I know how stressful it is.

School means 10-13 hour days, every day, having a million things to do and no time to do them, taking on extra responsibilities as well as just trying to teach your classes, pressure for good results, and constant scrutiny from the public.

So can you blame me for savouring my weekends and disliking Sunday nights?

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 24- Driving My Life Away

Having a partner that lives an hour away has many downfalls. It is a plus when I need to get away and it’s nice to do different things, but the driving kills me sometimes.

Unfortunately due to illness, I am the one who must travel most of the time and that means that I see this all too often. Sometimes I feel like I spend my life driving to and from my home, especially during the school term. These last few weeks of holidays have meant more trips as I have more work to do from home, and tutoring to attend.

Ah well, until we move out, it will continue to be my life. Some things are worth the trip.