Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

A Balancing Act

Written by Katie. Posted in Challenges, Teaching

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This is the challenge for me at the moment.  Finding a balance to be able to accomplish what I need to accomplish, and what I want to accomplish.

Right now, I’m allowed by my doctor to teach in the mornings, and I am having a very hard time leaving when I am supposed to leave.  I don’t know how to teach just half-time.  This is all new to me, and it’s definitely proving to be an adjustment.  The days of staying late have to be over, but I am fighting it.  Sigh.

Then once I get home I completely crash, for at least a 2 hour nap.  I am finding these afternoon naps to be my best friends.  They are allowing me to be able to function for the rest of the day.

Then, there is the very important issue of needing to find the time and the energy to do my rehab so my body stays glued together so I am able to continue teaching.  I am not willing to compromise all of the work I have done to get to this point of being able to work again.  But, when?  That is the million dollar question.

Everything seems like they are THE major priorities right now.  But my challenge is having only so much energy allotted in a day, and figuring out how to distribute it so that I get the most “bang for my buck” to do what I need to do.

Then there’s blogging.  I have a list of topics I want to blog about.  Georgia (yup, that was a month ago), The story of how I returned to teaching.  Highlights of my first week, etc, etc…There’s also another contest I want to enter.

Basically it’s all another HUGE learning adventure.

And trust me, I am hanging on real tight.


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