Clinical Trial Week #6 – Tough Decision: Dropping Another Day of ESL Class

I’M QUESTIONING the wisdom of having dropped another day of ESL class.

I dropped Mondays to be in Columbus, of course. But after the 3rd week, I dropped Tuesdays, too. I would go to class on Tuesdays and be fine, then come home and crash. I think my body was trying to tell me something. So I dropped Tuesdays, just until we are done with the weekly runs to Columbus.

It was a risky move. I’m down to one day a week now and I’m not sure I realized this before, but working with the refugees gave me three solid blocks of time a week when I was completely absorbed in a task serving others. No cracks left open for my own concerns to creep in. I’d struck a nice balance. (This isn’t about denial, just good management.)

Cutting class time to two days was okay.
Cutting it to one, I’m not so sure.
But it’s only until mid-July.

Meanwhile, we keep tweaking schedules and refining the packing of overnight bags. 

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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One Response to Clinical Trial Week #6 – Tough Decision: Dropping Another Day of ESL Class

  1. Katie says:

    Marilyn,
    I’m glad you did this for your own well-being.
    Sometimes it’s like we need to “put on our oxygen mask” first:)
    We are finite beings and we have only so much we can give.

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