Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it?

Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it?

I have hit the point midway through my supposed “summer” and I am feeling just a bit overwhelmed.  Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

Let me give you some back story just in case you haven’t been following my blog since it’s inception back in March.  The past two years, I have been teaching choir full-time.  At the end of the school year, this year, I was told I couldn’t do that.  Without going into too much detail, since most of it has already blogged about, I ended up adding two Theatre classes to my schedule for next year. Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

Now, you may be saying…SO WHAT?

Well, there’s more.  I had already started earning my Educational Technology Endorsement in January.  (I had put my name on a list last October and got selected!) I had planned on taking 4-5 MINI classes this summer to finish up all of my electives I had not already done since January.  This was along with taking one 3-credit mandatory course in January, July and the final one in September.  My goal was to be finished with all 18 credits by the end of December.  Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

I also had started the INNOVATIVE TEACHING ACADEMY by A.J. Juliani at the end of March.  The Academy was to go for an entire year and help with additional resources for implementing innovative thinking into the classroom. Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

Then I get the information that I will be teaching theatre!  Wow! I LOVE THEATRE!  I have been performing throughout my life. The only problem? I didn’t have a Theatre Endorsement for secondary education.  This means figuring out how to do that one too.  Except, this one is 36 credits and once I began it, I would have 2 YEARS to complete it! Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

So…what to do?

I research and question people “in the know”. I find out that it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to complete the endorsement in that timeframe.

I make a decision.

I have to talk to my principal and ask him what to do.

Thankfully, he has the solution!

I won’t go into the details because every state and organization are different. Despite the solution, which is a REALLY GOOD ONE, I determine that it is in my best interest to take some theatre classes this summer. Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

So, I add FOUR class…TEN credits!

Then…I am asked to take on the responsibility of creating an online high school music appreciation class for our students that are on home and hospital. Check out the link to my post on that one.  Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

As I have said above, I have hit the point midway through my supposed “summer” and I am feeling just a bit overwhelmed. This is because although I have completed: three elective classes; two more have been started and seem to be fairly simple and straightforward so should be easy to accomplish; I am almost halfway through completion on the music appreciation course; I started my summer 3-credit class today; I am yet to feel any calm about what is yet to come.

See, I have those theatre classes starting next week. And…although none of them are concurrent and I will be blessed to take it easy for a few days between by attending a conference that gives MASSAGES, I am OVERWHELMED! Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

Oh…did I mention that I hurt my right knee and right shoulder so I need physical therapy for the next month? NO? Well, there it is! Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it? 

Now that you have heard it all.  You are probably sitting there wondering “what the HECK is she thinking?” She is CRAZY! All I can say is YEP!! Completely and totally!

What am I going to do about it?

Well, I don’t know about you, but I actually feel a bit better having put it all out there for you to see.  Talking about it, helps me.  Does it help you? Do you ever feel Overwhelmed? What do you do about it?