Monday, May 9, 2016

What Am I?

The kids are doing standardized testing this week. I have been dreading it for awhile for a variety of reasons. First, it comes on the heels of regionals and I'm still tired. Second, I worry about how they'll do for a variety of reasons. Third, Therese has trio practice this week and it's just a lot all at once. Whine, whine, whine (all mine, naturally).

The real reason for the post, though, is that I am confused. I know I'm an introvert. I have no doubt about that. However, I really enjoy interacting with kids (adults...well, depends on the adult). I am proctoring the exam for 4-8 graders (7 in total), and I am having a blast. I definitely feed off of their energy. I like to make them laugh. I like making this process less boring and irritating for them. Having said that, I know I'll be dead this afternoon. Completely dead. I'll have an hour before I have to take Therese to dance, and I will be using that hour to sleep (of course, I woke up at 4:30 this morning, so there's that). I don't know. It's like debate tournaments. You see truly introverted people. But I like interacting with the kids (and the fun adults). After a tournament, though, I need *days* to recover. I sleep for literally days. I'm completely drained.

41 and still trying to figure myself out. Oh, and am I ever going to grow up? 'Cause sometimes I think that needs to start happening.

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