The Death of Should

Many of my teacher friends are embracing this idea of online education. They have cute home offices, perfect camera set ups for lessons, etc.

I’m not feeling it at all, we SHOULD be at school!

I’m feeling annoyed and sad, which I tend to do when things don’t turn out the way they SHOULD.

I always seem to get in a tizzy when things aren’t the way they SHOULD be.


I also get super down when I don’t do the things I know I SHOULD be doing.

Today I’m burying SHOULD into the ground 💒⚰️🪓

Thank you, you horrendous word, for always keeping me cautious and on my toes. You are no longer of service to me. Be gone. 🙅🏼‍♀️

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I am a mom of boys, wife, furmom, gardner, walker, runner, teacher, reader, writer and cook. I am 42 years old and live in the beautiful state of Michigan. I love my job as an elementary special education teacher. The most remarkable quality of mine is that I'm a recovering alcoholic.

6 thoughts on “The Death of Should

  1. I love this! Doing away with should, I believe, would be a great thing for everyone to do. I also become frustrated when things aren’t going how I think they should go. I find myself battling with should all the time, too. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. Im the same, I struggle with the change. My 2 year old should be at school, I should be going to do my volunteering but it will get back to normal. I read once you should add “right now’ to the end of statements to make them seem less daunting!

  3. I soooo struggle with this! And I can see that it leads to a kind of chronic dissatisfaction with the world. I even think the weather should learn to listen to me more often. “It shouldn’t be raining for days on end …”. So much of my spiritual reading is about accepting what is. Even now, as I look out over a beautiful view, that “should” voice is telling me to hurry up.

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