I am sending out an SOS.
This happens about twice a year for me. I get involved in everything I possibly can (because that's what this job needs and deserves) and get emotionally invested in all of it. I work my "side" job as a church musician which usually takes over my weekends. This weekend had a wedding, our school auction, and all on the tail end of a week that I couldn't have found another second in if I tried.
I give up.
I cannot do it all. I am not 16 years old. I am 34, and I am tired. Time for a break.
The auction is finally over, there is finally time to breathe. Time for a break. I need to get back to writing (because I want to), exercising (because I NEED to) and just slowing down a bit. This week will be an 8-5 ONLY Principal week. No evening meetings, no rehearsals. Just a slight break so we can focus on what is really important and what comes next.
Do you need a break? How and when do you take it? As Ice Cube said: "Check yourself before you wreck yourself." Be proactive. We worry about everyone else, be sure to take a little time to worry about yourself, too.
I guess it's more of a white flag than an SOS, but either way - thanks for the help :)