Do you find, upon starting a new job, that you feel completely drained?
Don't get me wrong, I love my new job. The kids aren't perfect - to be honest, sometimes they can be darn hard work - but it's still more rewarding than any other job that I've had. There are some really great people in my department and the deputy principal in charge of newbie teachers has checked in every day to make sure I am settling in well. It's been an overwhelming experience of meeting over 100 people in three days - and that's just the students, not the teachers.
The problem with all of this is that I get home absolutely exhausted. School day ends, I wrap up my work for the day (choosing something small to bring home if necessary), come home, crash, cook dinner, crash again. I was so excited this afternoon when I actually managed to do some laundry. Seems pathetic I know. Whenever this happens, I get really nervous that this is how I am going to be in perpetuity... it's never the case, and I don't see this time being any different... I just wish I had a better way to get through it.
Any tips, Scribblettes?