The Journaling reads, "Occasionally, I find myself thinking about how busy I was twenty years ago. I still don't know how I survived getting by on four or five hours of sleep each night.
I taught second grade and there were a lot of busy little bees for me to teach and watch over. They were sweet and very energetic! It was well worth my efforts because I adored each child and wanted to give them a head start in life. In addition to teaching, I helped my parents with their commercial property twice a week after school. Most of those afternoons were spent typing letters, working on their journal, making phonecalls, paying bills, creating spreadsheets and being trained to become a business woman.
When I finally got home I had to prepare dinner for our family, clean up the kitchen, see to it that our two children had completed their homework and we're ready for another school day.
After tucking my kids into bed, it was back to grading papers into the wee hours of the morning. On weekends there was more grading, averaging grades and entering grades into the grade book. And yes, filling out report cards and doing more paper work to document progress on each student. There were always lesson plans to write.
All this was a handful and a half! I often wonder how I survived and know that it was due to sheer determination and perseverance on my part and by the grace of God!"