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 28


Sorry for the delay of this post but not a lot happened yesterday. After my first day back at school on Friday I was exhausted. I slept in, watched some DVDs with my partner and went for a run to the shop to get groceries.

It wasn’t a bad day just a slow one. Today I have to return to the world of my family and house. I need to get some school work done as the kids come back tomorrow.

Hope you had a nice relaxing Saturday too.

I’ll post later with today’s picture.

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 26- Dreading It

So it was the last day of holidays today and I spent it listening to the Hottest 100 with my partner, running, and dinner with Jays at Hithai + checking the end of the Hottest 100.

The last day of holidays is filled with many horrible emotions. Mainly for me it is depression, anxiety, anger, sadness, frustration, and exhaustion. I know it is going to be a year of stress ahead of me and the thought of it just makes my heart sink. Don’t get me wrong, I love teaching, but it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. There is a lot more to it than going into a classroom and “babysitting” a bunch of teenagers for 75 mins.

Taking on a new role in the school this year is sure only to add to my stress, but I wanted to do it and I fought for it, and I am truly interested in student welfare so it is a fantastic opportunity, but like all new jobs, or undertakings, its scary and you don’t know what you’re doing at first. Luckily I have some amazing year advisors ahead of me who will be a fantastic help to me. So grateful.

Well I should go to bed and try to sleep, though it will be a sleepless night, I can tell you that. Just holding on to the thought that after tomorrow it’s the weekend.

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 25- A Wet One

Drowned rat today. We went for our run in the rain and this wasn’t even half way through and Rambo is soaked. You can only imagine what I looked like. I just feel like if you start making excuses “Oh I can’t go running today it’s raining”, “it’s too hot”, they’ll just keep coming and then you’ll never commit so off we went. Still did 5.2kms in the pouring rain.

Tomorrow is my last day of freedom and it’s nice to say I finished my year 7 unit for term one and I’ve started rewriting my year 9 unit. The worst part about going back to school is sleeping on my own in my own bed again. I hate that more than anything, oh and the getting up at 6 am every day. Ah the life of a teacher, who calls us bludgers? 9-3 job did you say? I wish.

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 23- A Good Routine

Rambo and I have started to get into a good routine of running every day. It’s been two weeks now and we’ve done 13 runs. Our routine consists of me returning home from my partner’s house, having lunch, doing some school work, going for our run, doing more school work, cooking dinner, doing more school work (and watching the tennis) and then back to my partner’s house.

Routines help me to manage my anxiety so I have been feeling quite good lately. Knowing that I have to go back to school on Friday has really motivated me to get these units done so my start to the year is as stress free as possible and also it means I’ll have more time to continue my running. This was taken of Rambo while he was recovering this afternoon. Rambo did 5kms today, I did 6.5, I tried to get Rambo to go further but he pulled and pulled on the leash until I let him turn back and dropped him off. He’s getting there though, he use to get tired after 2kms. It’s good to know I’m helping him get back to his fit little self too.

How is your routine going?

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 22- 5kms

Today was a good day. My longest workout yet. 5kms. It was a beautiful day to be doing it and even though it is warm, there is an amazing breeze which hit Rambo and I just as we were on the track home. Rambo is dying right now from exhaustion but I feel good and proud. I am very lucky to have the area I do right near my house to run and exercise.

You can sort of see a guy flying a kite in the distance. Just after I took this photo I ran into a grandmother and her granddaughter who was tiny! She came stumbling over to Rambo who obediently lay down for her to pat him. It was a nice run and Rambo will sleep well tonight.

Just taking a break from school work. Back to it!

365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 20- Back into the Swing

So I finally got around to doing some school work. I went into school, but just couldn’t concentrated, so I cleaned my desk, grabbed what I needed and bailed. I went home to start writing some units for this term. I think it was a productive day. The photo is of some of my unit folders. You can see how often the Area of Study-Belonging one has been moved, carried around, or just generally used. Year 12 advanced, they are a lot of work. I started writing the unit for my year 7 class and know where I’m going with that so I’m on track. I plan on having all my term 1 units written by the time I go back next Friday. Is it doable? Yes.
I also did my longest run yesterday. And got a haircut.
All in all it was a productive day.

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