Robert Lynn Green
- I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.
Friday, May 11, 2012
I Hit the Wall
I don't like doing that. It made me feel as if I was not living up to my responsibilities. But I needed some rest. And I got it.
This has been a long, grinding, difficult school year. We've been in school since August 1st, and I guess I am not used to this pace. I felt that I had hit the wall and could not be in the classroom today.
I slept about 12 hours straight. Got up to eat a bowl of cereal and then slept two hours more. After that I simply sat in my reading chair and read for pleasure for about 4 hours. I went to my Friday afternoon chess club that I run at The Village Library and came home to read some more.
I felt as though I was living selfishly doing just what I wanted to do.
But I am glad I did.
I'll be back on Monday. I think I will be able to finish out the year strong. I love my job, but at times the demands gang up on me. So I needed some time to recoup and recover.