As staff, we always say people don’t understand what we do; but honestly, i don’t know what most of my friends do.
i was talking with Emily Mellquist about how the jobs (she is a teacher) we have and that it never ends.
Even after we clock out, we come home and still think about what we’re doing. We can’t escape the work.
It’s true that often our job is fun and it can be blurry what is work, but nonetheless, it is still work.
It’s also true that as much as we do in a given day or year, there is still work to do- which is why we keep on thinking.
One of the hardest parts about this job is it is not 9-5. There’s no clear cut on and off time. i think a lot of people leave staff b/c of this.
Some learn how to draw a line. And i think it is good to have some boundaries and be able to leave work behind, but, another part of me wonders if boundaries are always good. Actually, i often feel like people use boundaries as an excuse to be selfish.
Where is the line? What are healthy boundaries, and what is being selfish?
i think of my job like being a teacher or being an on-call doctor… or maybe a super-hero. i can’t just not think about it, i can’t just not save the world, i can’t just let people die. Then again, the work is God’s work and not mine, so i can take time off b/c i trust Him. This is just where it gets complicated.