Day 73 (of 187) the blessing of a headache

Day 73 (of 187) the blessing of a headache

I freely admit that there are times I am a hypocrite- and sick days are one of those. This weekend a cold lodged itself into my brain and dug in. I kept moving as best I could as I know for the human body (especially at my age), rest is rust. But I also don’t heed my advice to “take care of yourself”. In part because of the season, but also because I think there are things a headache taught me today.

  • Sitting and listening to music can be a good thing (admittedly knowing some music will enhance the pain – but today the handbells brought back fond memories of winter concerts when I was an elementary student)
  • Helping out makes everyone feel good. I took one boy who was struggling to another school to get some more music stands for tomorrow’s performance
  • While out I got a coffee for our office secretary who was organizing the tickets for tomorrow’s shows (I learned that our school hadn’t done a production like this for awhile so there is some extra excitement in the air
  • It’s okay to ask clarifying questions
  • It’s okay to defer to another’s decision/expertise
  • Sometimes “looming issues” ….aren’t….and they disappear
  • Take time to understand and not rush to assumptions
  • People listen to your talk but are aware of your walk (I had to tell a student I wasn’t out to get him but I couldn’t hear (the darned congestion in my head) and that was why I was “following him” (I finally stopped and invited him to come closer….but not too close for his comfort
  • It’s a busy time of year – slowing things down is good
  • Naps help

–> not everybody is 100% 100% of the time

The tornado has now faded to a “wind warning” – much like the weather outside just now. But storms and headaches pass and I think mine is fading just in time for tomorrow’s school performance of the Polar Express (with a 3 metre tall engine looming over the audience!)

– and maybe a good night sleep….

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About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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