Thursday, December 3, 2009

A bad time to look young

Time for an update. I go in for my third tune up next week. Things are moving along. Before I know it I'll be in surgery. I'm ready for it but the whole thing stresses me out. This is just a horrible time to be going through all this, but I choose to, so I guess I shouldn't complain. I just started teaching and looking so young has really made it hard to get respect from the kiddos. I just look so young, they don't see me as an adult, a teacher. I'm working on it. Also, whatever jobs I get, yes I'm still looking, will have to be put on hold pretty soon. I don't know how long I'll be out of commission after the surgery. For everyone out there who has gone through this how much time did you have to take off work? I would just hate to work so hard to find a steady job now only to get fired because in a few months I'll be under the knife. How have you guys dealt with this? Hope everyone is well. It might snow here tomorrow. Looking forward to it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah! Haha, I totally have the same experiences. I spent last year substitute teaching in middle and high schools and was constantly being mistaken for a student by other teachers. One stomped in demanding to know why I was teaching and where the real sub was! Another time a middle school student started chatting me up- when I told him "I'm a little too old for you" he said "I'm in 7th grade, that's only one year behind you." I don't think I look THAT young!!
    As for time off, I had upper and lower too, and have a pretty open ended return time at my job (I work at a doctor's office) I'm probably going to need the full 6 weeks. Physically, I could probably go back soon, but the splint keeps me from talking, which is pretty essential. So it might depend on how long you'll need a splint.
    Good luck getting things going!