This past week has been a little difficult. Between keeping up with my math classes and job searching, this past week has been full of stress. Yesterday the results of that stress were starting to show.
I had worked hard attempting to keep up in the math classes I teach. Recently, I had given out midterms to my students in all my classes. I also had worked hard making sure that the other materials they submitted had been graded. If you also factor in meeting with students and preparing for classes, this can take a lot of time.
I also took a few hours out of my schedule to apply for more full-time jobs. I applied for three positions this week alone, and will keep looking for more possibilities until I actually get a job offer. I have worked as an adjunct professor for a long time. Transitioning to full-time employment may be a lot harder than I originally thought.
Yesterday during my class the effects were starting to show. I made small, minor mistakes on math problems that should not have occurred. Fortunately, my students were paying attention and had corrected me! That was a subtle hint to me that I needed to slow down a little and take a day off. After I got back from class, I felt so mentally and physically exhausted that I went to sleep as soon as I got home.