Sunday, November 27, 2011
I have been thinking that perhaps I need to change my blog's title to the Teachers Lament, for I mourn the loss of my former life. It is a horror time of year for teachers - reporting, as are Mondays!! I was going to write an incredibly witty diatribe about teaching but think I will refrain. I will say that it is one of the hardest, most stressful and time consuming jobs I have ever had, for many many reasons. The rewards are becoming fewer and fewer and the demands greater and greater each year. I find myself constantly questioning my will to continue.
So a few things have been sustaining me over this time - walking, turning left onto the tree lined road that leads to the farm at the end of the day, watching the paddocks turn from green to brown and following the blogs of people doing what they love. Jude Hill of Sprit Cloth is one of those, sustaining and indeed inspiring - thankyou. I have even started a small cloth of my own, I had forgotten the joy of hand stitching and how soothing it is to an anxious mind.