My life keeps getting in the way of my Happiness Project. Despite my best efforts to completely separate work life and home life, two weeks ago I was faced with deadlines and I was forced to bring work home for the first three nights of the week. This, combined with Saturday school that weekend, made me feel completely burnt out all last week. I completely fell off the bandwagon on my Happiness Project, and I feel way less happy because of that. Scott says that given the circumstances, my Happiness Project didn’t stand a chance.
Maybe he’s right. Maybe, given how much I hate my job, and how demanding it is, there’s no way to find extra happiness for the next four weeks. This is an extremely depressing outlook, and I’m trying to bolster my happiness efforts. But I also know that the ending of school tends to be an incredibly busy and stressful time, so I’m just bracing myself for having to go into total survival mode for the next 19 days of school.
In other news, I have decided what I’m doing after teaching. I’ve been accepted into San Jose State University’s graduate school. I will work on a Master’s degree in Recreation, Hospitality, and Tourism Management. I am hoping to become an event planner, perhaps even for education nonprofits. I am really excited about this next stage in my life! I know it’s a complete 180 from teaching, but given how difficult my year has been, I think that’s what I need. I’m ready to spend a couple of years focusing on myself and my marriage, and after that then I can go back to working on other people.
Here’s to new beginnings!