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Thinking About My Endgame

Thinking About My Endgame

Written by Deanna Mascle
December 29, 2014

I have been super stressed lately (I know, you are shocked by this news). The general end-of-semester pressure combined with various deadlines and duties tripping over each other in too-quick succession and other life pressures have made me want to simply curl up into a ball and hibernate until everyone forgets about me and all the papers, grades, assessments, forms, reports, bills, minutes, clean clothes, food, car pool duties, and other responsibilities I apparently owe to them. This morning I did just that. I delivered my child to school and then came home and slept for a couple of hours and it was glorious. Now I’m going to spend some time blogging before I even think about all the grading (and other duties) lurking behind me. Blogging is something I do for me and I just haven’t had time to do it lately. Frankly, I haven’t had time to do much of anything just for me lately and it is making me extremely cranky. I am more than a wife, mother, daughter, teacher, NWP site leader, KCTE web master, and so on, but the problem is that all of those things demand so much of me and sometimes it is easier to give into the clamor than to try to ignore it and do what makes me happy.

Read the full “Thinking About My Endgame” post on my Metawriting blog at: