Three days of back-to-back meetings, lots of random conversations, planning, typing, working, running kids back and forth to places, and I am completely and utterly exhausted, but . . . I am just thrilled to be in this position.  I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to being a part of a real community.  In my former life, I did a lot of extras–went to campus wide meetings and lectures, volunteered for things–and it never seemed to make me part of the community.  Today, I was asked to chaperon an overnight trip.  I was thrilled to be asked and immediately said I’d go.  They were so excited and relieved I’d said yes, and I said, and I really meant, please, ask me any time, that’s what I’m here for.  Because it is.  I really want to make a contribution to the school, to individual girls’ lives, and by extension, to the world.  To do that takes commitment and a lot of hard work.  And I’m perfectly willing to do that work.  And I know that sounds a little pie in the sky, naive, or whatever, but I really truly mean it.  And I’ve learned over the years how to balance hard work with down time.

I sense that I’ll be just as exhausted after next week when the kids return, but in a weird way, I feel energized as well.

3 Replies to “Exhausted!”

  1. Congratulations, I know exactly what you mean. I just started a new job too and am experiencing exhaustion but spiritually energized. Enjoy and thanks for sharing that!

  2. I’m so thrilled for you! It sounds like you have indeed found your own Fabulous Girls’ School, and I’m really glad that you’re finding it a welcoming, positive place. I sat through a week or so of meetings in the last week as well, and I too kept thinking, “You know, the tone of these is just SO different from the college meetings I went to.” I’m starting my fourth year at FGS, and I still am sometimes struck by the difference.

  3. WN, I asked Mr. Geeky when I got home, “When was the last time you were thanked for your hard work for the school or given credit for helping the school achieve its goals?” He said never. I think that is so sad.

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