Spidey’s Serene Sunday #423 – Back to the Grindstone… Again

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai

Thanks for that quote, Spidey. That Malaa is one wise young woman.

I’ll be honest. I am still shattered.

Two weeks off work, and even though we haven’t done anything over the top, personal circumstances have left me less rested than before.

Am I excited to go back?

It’s a busy big term, as you can guess.

On top of the main job of educating the children, we have a couple of short weeks due to bank holidays, including the one for the King’s Coronation. Then there is the writing of reports, the assessing of children at the end of the year, progress meetings, as well as, for me, the huge task of looking at the new entrants to our school, due in September, filtering through them, contacting the parents, and trying to allocate classes for them, looking at transition activities for our current children, to ease them into the world of Year One, after their Reception year, as well as meeting the children who will be in our hands, after. ( And I hear there are chances of more strikes from certain unions, which, though for important causes, doesn’t make our lives any easier in the present moment…)

I am already looking at that May half-term, two-week break with joy! (Which will be busy, too, since Lil Man’s A-levels will start, and there is the small matter of book two being released in the middle of it!), and then the summer vacation, another six weeks later!

But, honestly, I am not wishing the time away. I love being with the children but could do without the paperwork and red tape.

Still, at least I have the breaks to look forward to!

So, Peeps, how do you get over the back-to-work blues?😊

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  2. Jennie
    Apr 19, 2023 @ 02:36:42

    It’s the paper work and red tape that I hate and drag my feet to finish. I’m back to school next week and have all that to finish!

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  3. OIKOSβ„’- Art, Books & more
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 19:25:14

    Best wishes, Sis! Don’t worry. When you are back in the hamster wheel, you feel at home again. xx Michael

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  4. johnrieber
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 16:28:27

    Ritu, I’m not sure there IS a way to get over the “back to work blues” – they are what they are so I guess embracing life and all that it tosses your way is the only way to look at it!

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  5. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 15:23:05

    I wish you all best, Sis. Find time to breathe. πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»

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  6. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 14:46:13

    The first day is always hard and then you are back in the swing of it all.

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  7. John W. Howell
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 13:25:18

    I used to think of one favorite thing about my work and use that as a beacon to guide me back.

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  8. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 12:00:40

    Peace be with you, Sis! ❀

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  9. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 11:33:21

    I am retired now apart from writing, promoting, reviewing etc, but still remember how tough it was to juggle everything whilst working long hours. Oddly, I seem to do a lot less nowadays even though in theory I have more time. I always thought when I gave up work I’d have more time to do things but in reality it seems as if I am happier doing less! Lol. Life is strange. Take it easy, Ritu, during your breaks. Hugs, Marje x

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  10. Jaye Marie and Anita Dawes
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 09:49:55

    It has been a while since I had to worry about any of that, but I still miss going to work. Simply walking into my office is not quite the same thing at all…

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  11. beth
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 09:38:12

    I so get this! I am tired from this teaching year and ready for the summer break, though not yet for a couple of months. I love what I do,, love being with the kids, and the paperwork is always there waiting to be attended to. I do value the short breaks )

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  12. Cecilyswritings
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 09:05:41

    Hats off to teachers Ritu! You do such a great job and as a school governor (past) I know how much work is done when not in the classroom. We have 3 generations of teachers in our family. My Dad taught, from age 21, was a Head and taught, albeit on a temp basis until a few years before passing at age 78. So I have a great respect for the teaching fraternity πŸ’•.

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  13. davidprosser
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 08:38:40

    To be honest Ritu, I’ve found retirement to be less than expected on my own and I’d like to go back to the ‘Return to work Blues’again.
    Huge Hugs as usual.

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  14. willowdot21
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 07:01:31

    Life, personal life is relentless Sis, we are never really off the grindstone…let’s face it we are the grist. Family and loved ones are the key everything else just falls into place. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  15. Sadje
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 06:26:30

    I hope you have a less stressful week going back. Personal things do take up more than their fair share in our lives

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  16. Destiny
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 06:22:06

    We just done with the first week of the new term and I am already counting the days to the next term end πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

    all the best, Ritu.
    may this term fly for you πŸ˜‰

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  17. petespringerauthor
    Apr 16, 2023 @ 06:04:35

    Even though I loved my job, I typically had difficulty returning after a break. After the first day, I’d get my mojo back.

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