for the last 8 weeks i have been relief teaching in kindergarten 4 days a week,
settling in 3 groups of 10 children aged 3 and 4.
i really love the work – mothering is in my nature.
but… it takes a lot out of me
and by the end of the week i am soooooo tired.
and i don’t have the energy anymore to be creative.
for the last two days i’ve been at home with a toothache.
day one i was in pain, upset, annoyed, tired…
but this afternoon i started to feel better.
and i realized how much it is in my nature
to be a homemaker.
and an artist.
and how much i have missed that over the last 8 weeks.
i had enough energy to clean the house – always a sign of improvement!
and then set up my outdoor painting table
and worked on two small canvases.
and the lesson here seems to be:
a couple more weeks and i will have finished this particular teaching job
and will be able to create more balance again in my life.
it seems to be in my nature to be
and a homemaker.
and sometimes a teacher.