Ugh. I'm finding the long run up to leaving school really rough. It's really making me dwell on the things I don't like about teaching or can't cope with any more, instead of being able to focus on feeling excited about what I'm going on to. I spend a probably unhealthy amount of time mentally writing long involved think-piece type blog entries about what's wrong with teaching today, although, in common with most of the times I do this, I expect that I'll eventually decide that they contain significantly more pontificating than content and just not post them. I have a literal tally in my classroom (hidden from the children!) where I can cross off the number of days to go. I did have a good time socialising this week though - it was girly, book group and games one after another, which could have been draining but actually was good. I think it helped that both girly and games were small gatherings this time around, which is easier for me to cope with generally. And generally, work has been annoying this week for reasons which are just specific annoying things rather than the generality of teaching and aren't necessarily long term. Hopefully I'll perk up a bit as I get closer to getting out!