Kelly is having a Working Mom's link-up and I felt compelled to write how I am feeling at this stage in my family's life. I call it honesty. I teach Kindergarteners and first graders with Developmental Delays. This is my seventh year teaching and I right now I just feel exhausted. I feel as though I can't give my students or my girls what they need because I am stretched so thin. I remember telling myself that I would NEVER be one of those special education teachers who got burnt out. Fast forward seven years and I need a change!
I enjoy what I do but I hate the feeling that I am not giving either job-teacher or mommy, 100%.
I also feel like I am the only person in my position, but I know that's not true. At this stage in our family's life, I have to work and I need to be okay with that.
I probably could not work but then we would have no cute clothes and eat beans and rice every night! I struggle daily with contentment and I strongly believe that God has placed me in the exact spot that He wants me right now.
I need to bloom where I am planted.
Plus, I have a great schedule. I get lots of time off and get off at a reasonable time, free childcare and an amazing support team.
And I get to come home to these sweet faces everyday!