I have come to know that time is a human constraint, not a natural one. Cycles are natural and occur, but time is imposed. The new moon cycle started yesterday. Usually, this is a time was thinking about goals and what to bring forth before the full moon. This new moon, although positive goals are set, seemed emotionally rough for me Sunday and Monday.
Every thing does have its season whether it is friends, interests, or situations in the classroom. Everything is temporary.
The last two Monday’s have been wonderful for me. The time flowed nicely and I didn’t feel rushed. I also didn’t feel like anything dragged on forever like I was on the treadmill.
Yesterday…not so much. To be fair, those I issues I had Sunday caused me to not fall asleep til 1 am and I woke up before the alarm at 5am. Something was off, and not just on my end. I had students crying that never do. There was a noise level that went beyond constructive and kept escalating. Students were not responding who normally do even when their names were called.
We all made it through all though it was painful partly because the time felt like it was moving slowly. The flow we normally have was elusive.
On days like these, I try to remember the positive. It is how I control time. I got lots of hugs and pictures made for me. The kids’ expressions for blood oranges was priceless. There was art!
Today, we start again.
What do you do when you feel time is messing with you?