I don’t have anything exciting to say today other than I’m looking forward to the weekend. I took this swim session on and it’s been a long one.
I know it can be a distraction from deployment #4 but really, I’m just not loving teaching the group lessons right now. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE most of the kids I’m working with this session. They are super great little buddies and I make sure to bring my best to the pool when I’m there, but group classes are really draining.
Yea, I’ve still got it and can do it, but I don’t know if I want to do it. Luckily, we have a 2 week close down and I can figure it out.
I think I’m going to go back to just my private lessons and filling in. I have some other things needing my focus these days.
I want to finish my house, do crafts, and spend time with special people and having to go to the pool until noon or 3pm every Saturday really cuts into that time. Yeah it’s only a few hours there and in the water, but it’s at least another hour or more travel time, mentally prepping each lesson for the different kiddos and dealing with some of the parents. (Other parents are amazing.)
My private lessons? I like that a lot more. Those kiddos are delightful, inspiring and fun. I’ve developed a sort of friendship with their parents that goes beyond the pool deck. I leave teaching those children recharged and happy. Even their not good days bring smiles to my face and we laugh.
Group lessons aren’t always the same. Some days I have to dig deep for even leaving feeling like I got anything done. My playcheck should be more happy and laughs and less “Why am I doing this again?”
Maybe I’m just tired and need a break? Find something else to inspire me? I don’t know.
Wow, this got a little heavy! I didn’t mean for that to happen, the words just sort of came out of my fingertips. I guess I had to write it out to think it out.
I am curious though. What inspires you? When you’re zapped, what brings you back to something you’ve loved previously?
One of mine is “making things” but that’s a post for a different day…