Yesterday I said that the students seem to have hit the wall. I think I may have too, I'm just too dense to realize that my head is pounding into it over and over again. I'm grading and preparing a prompt for the next paper and thinking of final exam possibilities and I thought - Wow. I'm going to be doing all of this over again. We've got two summer sessions here and I'm doing them both. Yep. It's all for the good, you see - experience, resume fodder, etc... etc... but it is sucking the life out of me. And it probably shouldn't bother me as much as it does, but I'm being paid pretty badly - just a little more than I was as a TA. Needless to say, once I get all of this done, I get about a week to move to NewU and get ready for PhD studies (including TAing the right up front in the fall)
I am really having fun teaching, but I do worry a bit about burning out. I've seen that happen and it ain't pretty. If I could only squeeze an extra week or two into that last little break to decompress.