This happens every time I return to the classroom after an extensive absence. There’s something about standing in front of a class for four straight hours that just makes your feet ache. This is nothing like the way my feet hurt when I returned (full-time) back in 2010, but still!
I am teaching part time at a private language school for foreigners who want to come to the US and for recent immigrants who don’t speak English or who want to improve their English skills. Right now I’m subbing for a teacher who’s out of the country for a few weeks, and working four hours a day. Once she comes back, I’ll be taking over a different class and only teaching an hour and a half a day.
In addition to this new job, I’m taking four classes this semester (compared to last semester when I took three classes), and I still have my graduate assistantship. I have to admit that I am a little worried that I might have bitten off a little more than I can chew!
But for now, I’m sitting on the couch with my feet propped up.