Post # 1
Maybe this is more me just venting/trying not to stress by writing about it. I’m a special education teacher and getting married in December. I’m very type A and want everything to be perfect for our wedding and my students! We worked on our wedding a lot this summet, so I should not be stressed! Now that the school year is starting amost all of my attention is there. I actually feel guilty doing wedding things instead of classroom things or classroom things instead of wedding things. I am just feeling overwhelmed and want to feel excited and on top of thing. Anybody been here before and any suggestions on handing the stress of both?
Post # 2
megs102: teacher here. 1. you are a sped teacher. Therefore, you are a saint and win the karma-card. 2. Don’t feel guilty. I love that I use wedding planning as my treat to get stupid stuff in the classroom done. Just wait until school starts and you get trapped in all those boring waste-of-time meetings when you should really be with your students. Then you’ll really feel guilty.
It will get a little easier once you get back in the rhythym of things. I was engaged all last spring when bride-brain hit. Talk about checking out….
Post # 3
Hi! Fellow SPED teacher here. We’re getting married in October. Eeeks! Today was the first day I went to my classroom, I have neglected school stuff ALL summer! Don’t feel guilty. I am sure you spend far more hours working than what you get paid for… Hang in there! Just enjoy the last few months of your engagement!
Post # 4
megs102: I’m feeling the same way! We start school in 2 weeks and our wedding is in November. I’ve been sitting watching netflix all night and all I can think about is all of the things that I need to do for my classroom and for the wedding! I feel guilty just relaxing! I know it will get easier once I am in the routine again, but right now it feels so overwhelming. Although we did do a lot of wedding stuff this summer, I wish it was totally done and all I had to do was show up in a few months. Trying to tackle both will be challenging!
Post # 5
I am in a panic and I am just a waiting bee! lol. I haven’t pute enough time into prepping for the calc class I’m teaching this year, and we go back (teachers only) next week. I am also the drama club moderator/fall play director so I am starting to freak. Been doing Benadryl and sleepy time tea after having a panic attack the other night. It seems to be helping. I know I will be planning during the school year too when it does happen…..can’t even think about it lol.