November 13, 2015

Today was a mixed bag. I got up late and again barely made it to the train on time. My day and classes were good. My principal observed one class. I had a student consistently call out so I wrote him up. He continued, so I assigned him detention. I hoped that would not reflect poorly on my classroom management.

I spent the train ride home with Juan. It had gotten significantly colder out and my hands were freezing cold. He held my hand on the train ride home to warm it up. We talked as usual. I told him about my train ride home with Diego the day before and told him that I was not interested in Diego. Juan asked what I would say if he called me to tell me he sent his wife on vacation to their home country. I told him I would say that I was busy. We parted for the weekend.

When I got home, there was an email from the parent of the student I assigned detention starting that he would not serve the detention. I forwarded it to my principal, hoping that she would back me up in this matter.

Then I got several texts from Diego. I get the feeling that he’s not actually interested in me. So I don’t understand why he would tell me that I’m beautiful, etc. He really laid the compliments on thick. I feel like he has another agenda. I wish I knew what it was!

I also finally figured out what to say to Juan when he asks me to spend time with him. “What do you want from me? One night? A few nights? And then what? You go back to your wife and I go back to being alone? That’s not fair to her or me.” I know most of the words in Spanish already. I have a few days to learn the rest because I won’t see him until Tuesday.

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Today I’m grateful for my apartment, for finally figuring out what I’m going to say to Juan, and for a good day with my students.

My act of kindness today was kindly texting back Diego when I would rather have blown him off.

I spent time in nature today.

I spent $5.75 on parking today.

I slept for about 7.5 hours last night.

I meditated today.

I did exercised today for 15 minutes of walking.

I did not follow my diet. Someone brought in candy and I pigged out on them.

I did not straighten or clean today.

I was showered but did not brush my teeth today.

My mood was mostly good, except after receiving that parent email. My temperament was good.

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3 thoughts on “November 13, 2015

  1. Making a choice to be grateful and thankful for every single thing helps me a lot with depression. It takes practice but it gets easier and easier! Keep going love. Hugggg

  2. I got caught up on your blogs and am enjoying your daily posts over the past few days. I hope your principal backs you up also. The situation with Juan and Diego sounds tricky. Stay physically and emotionally safe as you navigate through the situation.

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