Monday 27 January 2014

to go back to work..

I must confess.... I am not looking forward to going back to work...

Probably not a big confession in the grand scheme of things but it has to be said.

Technically I have already been back at work for 3 days but tomorrow is the first day back with students and I am not excited at all. I think I am suffering from a severe case of workitis. The holidays seem to have flown by and to be honest I have done very little. I bought home work to do over the holiday, just some reading (nothing major) but it still sits in my bag. I spent a fair amount of my holidays on the couch, often flicking between the tennis and the cricket.

It's not that I hate my job, I don't.... I don't wake up dreading going to work and thinking of a reason to not go, but I don't love my job either...perhaps that's my problem.. It's just my job, I get up and I go and more often than not I feel nothing, it's like I am running on autopilot most of the time.

Perhaps it's just that there is so much to love about holidays. Sleeping til whenever o'clock, strolling to the gym and taking my time with my workout, lunching with friends, going to the movies, staying up late, cruising off to the coast mid-week because we can, my time is mine and I am not constantly rushing and trying to stick to a tight schedule!

Despite everything I just said though, I am looking forward to getting back in to a routine, when I am on holidays it seems to be so much harder to stick to my healthy eating routine. I find myself constantly going to the fridge/pantry hoping that somehow things have changed in the half hour 10 minutes since I was there last. I find I pick all day and with all these friend catch ups over coffee and cake and eating out my weight does go up.

When I was still a classroom teacher, I must confess the night before school started was always a nerve-wracking one. Believe it or not I would lie awake thinking of what I was going to wear, what I would say, what we would do those first couple of hours, nervous about meeting the parents and hoping they would like me and be glad that their child was in my class. This year it's a little different. Being in a High School now and not working in the classroom I imagine my day will be a little less nerve-wracking. To be honest, I have no idea what I will be doing. I have a few kids to check in on but given that it's only our year 8 and 11 students in tomorrow am hoping it will be pretty low key. Despite that I still went and got my nails done today and have a new outfit all ready to go! (and am hoping for a full nights sleep tonight given that 'nanna naps' are no longer an option!)

I have enjoyed the slight career change I have taken over the last 12 months but I still feel like there is something more out there I could be doing. I am not sure what that is just yet, but am hoping to work it out...soon!

So I must confess...this year I hope to work out what it is I want to be when I grow up!

How do you get back into the swing of things after a holiday?

Linking up with Kirsty, off topic this Monday for I Must Confess..


  1. I'm still working out what I want to be when I grow up and this year, now that hubby has a perm job and we no longer need to move, I'm getting closer to choosing.

    Just a quick blogging question for you... I love your follow buttons on the top right. Can I ask where you sourced them?

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  2. Oh lovely - it's so hard when you aren't in love with your job, maybe this year stay there while you figure out what you want, what makes you tick, happy! Thinking of you tomorrow in a new school, you'll be a star :) xx

  3. My husband is feeling exactly the same. Seeking something better, something more inspiring. I hope you both find what you are destined to do in 2014. Good luck for tomorrow!

  4. I'm looking forward to getting back into a routine as well. I have had visitors or Paul home since mid December so things have felt like they are limbo at the moment. Good luck on your first day of the new year!

  5. Best of luck for tomorrow...maybe something will come up during the year & you will grab it with both hands. xx

  6. Hope your first day back was a good one! Can totally understand how it's hard to get back after a break. As much as I love work, going back after a break always seems so much harder! And I had to laugh at the comment about checking the fridge every 10 mins when on holidays...I do that too when I'm home on weekends/ I miraculously expect someone to have gone to the shops and dropped something yummy in my fridge/pantry! :P