Ok, I know it's been a while. And while I do think about posting.... there is just so much going on!
It's spring, which means it is time for my junior high musical. We are just 17 days away from....
Let's Teach Something and To the Moon and Back, has been incredible. She's been a slight slave driver, getting any cast member who is just sitting around to work on our sets. As soon as they are finished, I hope to be sharing pictures, because I think they are amazing!
In addition to the normal duties of the spring, I have been fighting voice problems. As a music teacher, it is extremely frustrating! I have been having the problem since Christmas Eve that every time I sing, I go hoarse and have a "gravel" voice. It makes it very difficult to teach. I've finally gotten a diagnosis (yes, after over 3 months!). There isn't anything wrong with my vocal cords, but they think I did damage on Christmas Eve, leading to a compensation that is now stuck. I will be starting vocal therapy at the end of this month.
However, in the process of finding this out, the ENT found something else. I have a deviated septum (the divider in your nose) that has allowed one of my sinuses to become too large. It is entirely possible that this is contributing to my migraines - something else that I would love to reduce. I'll be having surgery over the summer to fix this, and hopefully help. I would love to be headache free, or at least majorly reduced!
This is all to say - I think about updating, but other things have been WAY more demanding of my time. I've had more sick days for doctor's appointments this year than any other year of teaching - even though I'm technically healthy.
How do you deal with things that prevent you from doing your job to the best of your ability? What coping mechanisms do you use when crunch time approaches?