Thursday, March 12, 2015

Slice of Life: Mind Over Matter 3/12

I am participating again this year in the Slice of Life challenge in which we write a slice every day in March.  If you are interested in joining in, visit the Two Writing Teachers blog for more information.

It is day 19 of a weird sickness that is affecting my stomach and digestive system and wiping me out. I have come home immediately from school every day this week and promptly fallen asleep on my couch for an after school nap. This is not usual behavior for me. I was absent the whole week last week and now I really don't know what is wrong with me. I decided tonight that enough is enough. It is time to bring out the brain's superpowers and suck it up and start feeling better.

I went with my husband tonight to our favorite Mexican restaurant. I am pretty sure I will pay for that decision later tonight, but I am glad I decided to do so. I need to be healthy now. I am going to decide to be healthy. No more letting things get me down.

Positive thinking is going to make me better. Mind over matter. I will feel better soon. I must.


  1. I am a 4th grade teacher, too. There never is a good time to be sick but being sick as a teacher is so hard...sub plans, lost days of teaching as we are always moving towards the next high-stakes testing, plus the kids that just don't do well when their teacher is not there. Feel better soon! D :)

  2. I hope you're on the mend soon! It's never fun to feel poorly, and this sounds like an especially bad case of something. Good for you in putting positive thinking to the test!

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  3. It's not easy feeling off and then having to miss school on top of that. I hope that you are feeling better soon, and that your positivity helps pull you through!

  4. Hopefully mind over matter will work. If not, maybe you should go to the doctor!