I know I haven't updated about my work situation in quite a while. The truth is, things were really sucking and I didn't want to spread my negativity to all of you great folk.
Things have been getting better and better lately. I'm actually smiling through much of the day and not on the brink of tears. My toughest class can still drive me right to the edge, but they can also make me laugh. I can handle a room full of the teenage worst of the worst and believe it or not, they're not the "worst" for me. They can actually be pretty cool.
I tried to resign from department co-chair twice and each time I got the run around. I'm glad they did that. I can handle things now and it's not so bad actually. Leading department meetings are actually kind of fun in a challenging sort of way.
I guess I'm being forced to really push myself this year and kind of see what I can really do...and I'm finding out I can do more than I thought I could...and that's kind of cool.
I'm still really looking forward to next week off though!