Bedtime Story

I’ve been in bed for 4 days. 4 days!! That is a lot of hours. I would be specific about the amount of hours, but math. Oh wait, there is a calculator on my phone…….96 Hours!! Imagine all the things that could get done in 96 hours. I could have built The Great Wall of China, The Starship Enterprise, The Death Star, AND the Eiffel Tower out of legos. I could have Netflixed the hell out of some Ken Burns’ documentaries. I could have cleaned the house from top to bottom (the probably never would have happened).

I could have gone to work.

I could have used the lesson plans that I worked hard on and showed up. We are reading sweet ass books in all my classes. I’m missing out on watching their minds being blown. That’s an overstatement. 5% of the students’ minds are blown, 80% are really enjoying the book, 10% are trying to give me their, “I totally didn’t do my homework and I have nothing to worry about just as long as I don’t make contact with the teacher. For the love of all that is holy, don’t call on me,” look and 5% are over-medicated. I should of gone to work. Co-workers and kids are let down when I don’t show up. What I am trying to say is that I love my job and the people I work with, but it wasn’t enough to get me out of bed. I went to the doctor on Tuesday. I had him take me off all stimulants. It was a good ride, amphetamines. I wish you all the best.

I just want to get out of bed.


2 thoughts on “Bedtime Story

  1. I’ve stayed in bed for at least this long many times. Sometimes you just don’t have enough to get out of bed. But it will pass and you’ll be back changing lives in no time. Hang in there xo


  2. Sometimes my wife has difficulty getting out of bed too, especially if she is fighting a bout of severe depression. Andi’s advice is solid – just hang in there and soon you will find the motivation to get up and begin to live your life again. Don’t berate yourself for taking a time out every now and then!

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