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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thermostat Thoughts

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Looks OK, or does it???


Can you see the problem? Do you see how DEAD it looks?

Yah - - - well - - - - Here's why:


Funny thing, the heat/central air doesn't work too well under these conditions.

I believe it's called "burn out."

Something inside me must look kinda like this.

I think I must have "burn out."

This isn't just the normal "end-of-the-school-year" variety. I'm not really feeling that one much. I've enjoyed my students a lot this year, and I guarded the time I put into the "extra stuff" so I have more energy for teaching than I usually do at this time of the year.

No - - - this is "burn out" of the "our-school-is-hurting" variety. We are all hurting. Students. Parents. Teachers. Administration. All of us. I'm not sure where to go from here. Not sure where to turn.

Something must change. I hate change, but something must change or my soul is going to look WORSE than a black, burned out thermostat. Unlike a thermostat, the me inside of me isn't that easily replaced.

I'm contemplating what change to make - - -

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14 comments:

Keri said...

Move back to Bluffton and spend your days with ME and MY KIDS!! :) :) Wouldn't that be fun?!?!

Keetha said...

It would be FUN, much FUN to spend more time with you and your kids - - - but I don't want to move back to B, not because of you or your kids, but just because of B.

Brad, Carmen, Braylen and Alea Fleck said...

I don't really know what is going on, but I am praying for you!!

Kirby3131 said...

Marion has been hit hard, hasn't it? I know the lumberyard that my husband family owns, in Marion, is certainly feeling it.

My best to you.

Keetha said...

Carmen - - - thanks for praying, that is what we need above all else.

Kirby - - - yes, these are tough days for Marion and for many cities.

Julie said...

Keetha-you are in my thoughts and prayers.

"Burn-Out" is never a fun thing to go through and decide what to change. That's one (of the many reasons) that I quit my job & decided to stay home with the kids.

I'm not sure what your situation is, but I'm praying you'll find the answers you need!

Just please tell me you won't quit blogging! :)

Keetha said...

Julie - - - there is NO chance that I will stop blogging. That bug has bitten me severely!!! Thanks for thinking of me and praying.

angie leverence said...

Keetha I'm sorry that you are walking through this difficult journey. But the more I learn about the character of Christ, is that these times are when He does what He does best. He makes beauty out of ashes, He uses unfit, desperate, and profane human beings as part of His divine plan. He is such a good God, take a moment to tap into His power....you know the kind that raised Christ from the dead...to sustain you now!

Much love from Minneapolis....

Keetha said...

Thank you, Angie!

Martin LaBar said...

ms. Leverance is on to something.

Kathy (Pearson) Troyer said...

From my facebook "status" this a.m.:

My devotional this a.m.: If you see your problems as an opportunity for strengthening your character and convictions, you will be able to rise above them & persevere to see what good things God has in store for you. Endurance is a high sign your faith is growing. (From the One Year Mini for Women)

Hang in there, friend.

Keetha said...

Thank you, Kathy. I'm "hanging"

Headless Mom said...

You know "they" say that you shouldn't comment unless you can add something of 'value' to the conversation? Yeah, I'm not following that advice. I don't think that I can add anything here except that I came, I read, I'm thinking of you and praying for you. I think that I know what you are feeling and facing (well, mostly anyway,) and crossroads are never easy. Love ya, Sister!

Amy said...

I finally had a little time to catch up with U today...You are in my thots and prayers as you seek God's leading and direction for your future...BIG, BIG cyber Hugs!!!