This is a real thing. Some people I know don’t believe me, but it’s so real it’s almost painful.
My teacher brain has symptoms like super restless insomnia. I am sometimes so tired that I think I might throw-up, but for some unknown reason, my brain spins and spins and spins. It thinks about different seating possibilities for that obnoxious kid in 5th period. It revamps all my warm-up activities for the week. It lurches ahead to March and starts designing a unit that I don’t need to think about for at least another 3 months. It’s absurd.
No matter where I am, or what else I’m doing, I’m almost always thinking about my students, or my curriculum, or my classroom organization. ALWAYS.
It was so absurd this month that I forgot to pay rent. For the first time in the history of me, I just totally blew it off. *Sigh* I’ll try again next month.