Over the course of an academic week, assignments, lessons, and administrative demands continue to pile up. I manage a few but start a pile of the work I need to catch up on over the weekend.
I tell my students: “Oh, that project you turned in a week ago? I’m almost done. I will finish grading this weekend.” And that is usually a lie. At least the part about grading almost done. Typically, I have not started grading but I plan to power out over the weekend to get it done.
It is Sunday. Saturday was filled with my own family events including baseball and groceries, and laundry… and yes, a little bit of social time with friends. Now it is Sunday and the weekend guilt catches up with me. I’m not done grading. I will do some but I’m not sure I can finish. The pile is too high. The demands too great. If I go into another week without the work done, more will be added to the pile.
But it is Sunday. And it was daylight saving time so I lost an hour. I want to spend time with my family. I want to spend time with myself!
I just took time to write this post. Now I am behind even more. Must start working. Must catch up.