So it's Sunday night and I've spent the entire weekend, third one in a row, feeling utterly and totally exhausted. Last year, I told myself I was this tired because I was a first-year teacher--I'm supposed to be tired, right? Before that, in college, I told myself I was depressed (which I was). And before that, I told myself I was just lazy. Now? Now I'm not these things. But here's the thing--I get at least eight hours every night. Even with that, I'm often crawling into bed at 7:30 or 8 p.m. because I simply cannot keep going. I rest all weekend, and am still tired on Monday morning. It's affecting everything I do--I tried to plan today and just couldn't think straight. I tried to grade, but couldn't keep my focus. I did manage to clean my kitchen, but that's mostly out of guilt because my poor husband cleans our entire house frequently. Slogged through it. Still tired. Took a nap. Slept for two hours. Still tired. There are so many things I want to do, but I can't bring myself to do them--like go to the pool or read a book or go for a run--but I'm so tired! UGH. Do you feel this way all year, too? Is this normal? My mom had hypothyroidism, so I'm really hoping it's that, but seriously.. I try to picture slogging through my days like this for another 50 years, and it just seems daunting. Thoughts?