Monday, October 14, 2013

I’m Not Superwoman!

Do you think you are superwoman?  What are some of your tips for balancing teaching and a familyRecently, I was told that I think I am Superwoman.  I don’t think this is necessarily true, but I do think that like many women who are teachers and mothers, I take on more than I probably should.  :)  I teach fulltime.  I have 3 sons under the age of 10.  I write almost daily blog posts here at Raki’s Rad Resources and maintain my TPT store.  Right now, I am also taking an online class to become PYP certified.  In the past, I have done tutoring and French lessons as additional pieces of my work load.  So, yeah, maybe I do sometimes act like I am Superwoman.  However, I also have an extremely supportive husband and a housekeeper who comes daily to cook and clean.  (One of the many joys of living as an expat in Morocco!)

 This week, I was stripped of my Superwoman cape and thrown on the floor by a simple hernia surgery.  I noticed the bump from the hernia a few weeks ago and have been doing the run around of doctors the last few weeks trying to figure out what it was and how it was to be taken care of.  For all of my stressing out about the surgery, I did not expect the surgery to knock me off my feet as bad as it did and honestly thought I’d be back at work this week.  I had my surgery Friday and today was the first day I could stand long enough to wash my hair.  Obviously, I’m not back at work and I’m not feeling like Superwoman.

This surgery has been good for me.  It has been good for my physical health and was a necessary surgery.  In addition, it was a good reminder for me that even if I want to be, I’m not Superwoman, but just a regular person who sometimes has to slow down and allow time for my body to rest and heal.  I will be out of work all of this week, and hope to use the time off for resting and healing (even though I’m already a bit bored, lol!)  Now, I’m looking for tips to find more balance.

Do you think you are Superwoman?  Please leave a comment letting us know what you are balancing, as well as a tip to finding a good balance in your life.  I know that most of the teachers in the world are truly Superwomen and I’d love to learn how you all balance all of your responsibilities.

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources