Currently, I am tired, sore and my eyes have that burning sensation that is a result of too much chlorine exposure. I know I will wake up with a few bruises that can only be caused by a lifeguard class, and a scratchy voice from attempting to talk over the noise of the pool area for too long. A part of me dreads having to show up to teach more tomorrow. My body will fight me as my alarm goes off. Most likely the snooze button will be hit a time or two, but eventually I will pull myself out of bed and go back to the pool.
Teaching is not my most favorite thing, but it really is wonderful when you watch the students reach new levels of understanding and gain a confidence they never knew they had. This current class is the last one for this year. At the moment that is a little bitter-sweet. I feel like I have finally achieved a good rhythm with teaching and have the class structure to an art. Hopefully next year when classes begin again all that I learned this year will not be lost.
Tomorrow will be a long day, and Monday morning I will be tired, sore and most likely my eyes will still have a slight tingle to them. But I will also have taught some amazing new lifeguards skills that they will hopefully never have to use, but will always available to them. After all, lifeguards hate to get wet.
Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.