I’ve been doing pretty good with stress lately. Turning my assignments in on time, balancing work with play, and taking time to relax. But for some reason, this week crept up on me and now I feel like I’ve been treading water for days and suddenly I’m beginning to drown because of exhaustion.
I just got a job as a swim instructor for kids, so I’ve been both literally and figuratively treading water for days. It’s very tiring, having to talk loudly for 5 and a half hours straight. Luckily the pool water is 94 degrees so I’m comfortable. Just very itchy afterwards because of the chlorine. I enjoy working with the kids even though it can be very difficult to make kids swim if they don’t want to. A requirement for this job is that I have to do lifeguard training tonight (Friday) from 6pm-9pm, then tomorrow and Sunday from 8am-5pm. Yeah. It’s going to be very long.