New Job Haze

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?


  1. It's been a while since I started a new job, so I really can't remember!

    I don't start work until 10am, so I get quite a good sleep in (suits me - I'm not a morning person). But now it's dark when I get home, so I feel pretty drained of energy in the evenings. Booo.

  2. im not working atm but whenever i am in a full time job i am exactly the same! by the time i get home im too exhausted to do anything else other than lie there! i guess my only advice is keep at it, eventually it does get easier

  3. I do feel the same way. Sometimes I am worried that I might spend the rest of my life doing the same routine over and over again. :(