There are times when the bottom has been hit,
That shelf of rock we’ve been told about
And all the cliches bubble up, because
The only way is up, after all.
But just remember that the rise is fun,
A lighter feeling altogether.
Without those crappy days, how can we feel
The lovely sun drenched days of love?
I had an awful day on Tuesday. It was my first day teaching at my school, face to face. I didn’t know the kids by face, I didn’t know the new timetable, and I didn’t know how to use the computers. And then it felt like some of the people around me were not very understanding of that.
I went home and I must admit that I had a little cry. I was convinced that I’d ‘lost it’ as a teacher and I should just give up altogether.
But when you have one of those really bad days, there is quite literally only one way to go, and that is up; as cheesy as it sounds. And that is exactly what has happened. Each day has been a little bit easier and a little bit more enjoyable.
So, what I’m really saying is that things get better, even on the micro-scale that I’m experiencing at the moment. We’re all living this intensified version of life that makes us feel like we are all over the place, and a bad day doesn’t mean a bad life.
Take a deep breath, get through today and with a little bit of luck, tomorrow will be better.
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I’m so sorry to hear that you had ONE OF THOSE DAYS. They are terrible, aren’t they? But yes, you do come out the other side, and it will get better. Wishing you an easier time in the days ahead!
Those days absolutely suck. But then the last two days have felt so pleasant, not because they’ve been great days, but because it’s such a relief to have days better than Tuesday!
Hugs. I remember those days of teaching. It does get better.
It really is a rollercoaster. Fun, but also terrifying and likely to make you cry!
Many times…and then, unexpectedly, sheer joy.
I’m thankful that the days are rising. I think your advice about deep breathing is truly sound.
Breathing is key. I never realised how important it was, but now a couple of minutes deep breathing is almost medicinal.