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September 26, 2020 in Blog - boundbythebook

I was sent home from work on Wednesday. An executive decision had been made in the best interests of my health and mental well-being.
A friend and colleague of mine passed away a week ago today. A few days later, my school very unexpectedly lost a teacher to causes not known by staff. Her family wishes for privacy at this time and I respect that.
My husband and I have been trying for a baby and it’s been unreasonably stressful with COVID looming over our everyday. The heightened awareness involved in minimizing risks for my seven students with moderate to profound autism. Who, at this time are unable to tell me they don’t feel well or know why we aren’t sharing supplies, and that cannot abide by many safety procedures without supervision. I love my students as I would my own children and this is just too much.
As a result, my physical and mental health have been negatively affected and because of my nature, I don’t take days off lightly. It’s toxic and I need to stop. Our incredibly gracious and understanding guidance counselor recognized that I wasn’t doing well and advised that I take the day to rest my body and mind.
The pain of losing two people in my life very unexpectedly within days of one another has cut deeply and I appreciate having all of you here. Please understand I’m trying to keep up with posting and reviewing but my mind is still elsewhere.


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The Mother-in-Law
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You Are Not Alone
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Morgue: A Life in Death
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