Wishing you all the best for today. I’ve always thought highly of the teaching profession and it must be very rewarding to inspire the next generation. I realise it can be a tough job and that you have to present yourself pretty much all day long in a positive way. Do what you think is best and avoid any drastic decisions, that’s what I’m trying to do.
I took 3 weeks off although my employer very kindly told me to take the time I needed. I didn’t know what was reasonable and decided to try and get back into it. Maybe too soon, I’m not sure, but I was about zero effective when I went back. Here I am at the 10 week mark today and I find myself on here typing this while still not being very effective. I’m lucky as I work at home most of the time and it’s said that work can be a distraction, I don’t find it necessarily so and my mind frequently wanders. My job does involve some UK travel but I haven’t been anywhere since before and I’m not exactly looking forward to doing it ever again. If I could I would retire right now as there are plenty of things I could be doing with my life, but of course short of winning the lottery, that isn’t going to happen yet!
So instead I sit here wondering if I’ll ever be that enthusiastic again.
I went into the office about 5 weeks after and had a meeting with my HR manager in her office. Managed to make us both cry, it’s the effect I have on people! If you do break down, just remember, you are only human and you have a lot of love. Unless the head is devoid of empathy and emotion, I’m sure they will understand and will see how you really feel. It’s not been that long after all.
I wish everyone the best for today, whatever you are doing.