Tenacity

Yep, that’s the word of the day. It applies to so many things, so wherever you are, apply it to that. For me, it simply meant not calling in a sub and going back to sleep. Although, I think the kids wish I had. I am going to make it through the day, and I am hoping to come again tomorrow, making it the first two days in a row this week.

I have not been this sick in years. I’m not sure I’ve ever been this sick when it wasn’t a surgery related incident. I am not sure how the flu converted itself to this pneumonia stuff, but it can take leave of my body at any time.

While I am being tenacious, and staying at work no matter how hard I cough, or it is to breathe. I do believe that there comes a limit to tenacity as well. While I can pick myself up, dust myself off, and keep working on getting well, it doesn’t work if I am exhausting myself teaching 108 kids a day and trying to instill in them a work ethic even when it is the last 9 days of the term. I don’t do anyone of us any good if I can’t function because I’m not getting well.

When I pulled the tenacity card this morning it seemed appropriate at the time. And I am going to make it through the day. However, I realized a few hours later, that there is a difference in being tenacious and being stupid. So, here I am, typing up a quick something letting everyone know I’m still alive, and I’m hanging in there, but I can only do so much.

Maybe tomorrow, I’ll have more insight, and feel a little better.

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