What Have You Been Worried About Lately?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Ms. I, May 13, 2009.

  1. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Apr 8, 2010

    I just responded.

    But believe me, a year and a half ago, the world was falling down around me. Breast cancer, a mastectomy, the death of my father in law 8 days later, the kids coming home with head lice, the baby sitter being MIA for 6 weeks after a car accident, my radiation treatments, the sudden death of our dog, the very unexpected loss of my niece's 2 year old daughter, surgery to remove part of my thyroid-- and those were the big things.

    So I'm incredibly thankful to be in a place where all my worries are once again manageable.
     
  2. StrugglingTeach

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    Thanks so much for responding Alice. I really appreciate it. I am so sorry you've gone through so much over the past few years! :( I can't imagine how hard it must have been to manage everything, especially with so many things going on at the same time. I'm so glad you have made it through everything and that you're in a better place now. :hugs:
     
  3. futureteach21

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    That I will be alone forever. Irrational- maybe. But I have nightmares frequently about it. I also worry A LOT about the debt I am in right now.
     
  4. Tbelle1035

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    Money woes are SUCH a worry, futureteach. My son is overwhelmed w/student loan debt. I don't know how he can ever move out of the house. I "manage" it all for him, by sending in the payments. He just gives me the money at the beginning of the month. He is so all over the place, (translated: not that responsible) he would never pay them otherwise. Which means I can look forward to doing this for him until I'm 78!:eek:hmy: Unless I get a windfall and can help him out more than I already am. Oh well, something to look forward to.

    I don't know your situation, and if there is any reason you fear being alone, but cultivate your friendships, stay in touch with those family memebers you love, and make friends at work if you can. Travel when you can, get involved in church and school events and make your own fun wherever you can find it. You just never know what's going to come along!

    I wish you all the best!:)
     
  5. Ms. I

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    Ahhh, just think how life would be if none of us ever had to worry about money!
     
  6. Ms. I

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    Well, now anyone w/ work worries are free of them for a few mos.
     
  7. Peachyness

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    Heh, well, for me, I am on a mission to improve my math intervention groups. I am looking for ways to increase student achievement.

    I am worried about money, definitely. With my part time job, I am barely making enough to pay my own bills and food and gas, etc. I woke up last night and got mad at myself for not having sent out two applications to actual elementary jobs yet! I finally made permanent classified employee and I am scared to leave this position.
     
  8. Ms. I

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    Peachy, well good luck!
     
  9. DHE

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    best wishes to Peachy
     
  10. runsw/scissors

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    I am worried about if (and how) I should disclose my ADD to my P. It has been a terrible year from where I sit, and I know she has been frustrated with me at times too. Still, I don't want this to come across as some sort of excuse or crutch. I suppose the bright spot is that we are in the education field, and people within this field seem to have more than an average working knowledge of ADD/ADHD. I don't really need to make any sudden decisions since I won't see her again until August when we have to report back, but it still kind of bothers me.

    On a related note, I am really kind of worried about when I should tell this information to someone I am dating. I have never really been in a dating situation long enough to have to worry about this. I am seeing someone now, though, and it looks like this relationship has a decent chance of some staying power. When should I say something? What is the best way to handle it? I don't want to mess this up.
     
  11. Ms. I

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    Today, I thought about my dad & if he'll be alive to see me get married. He's in pretty good health, but did have cancer & has been in recession yrs ago. He's now 81, but I'm not even close to getting married yet. I know our parents can't live to see everything we do (marriage, kids, etc.), but I sure hope he is. :(
     

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