The Death of Should

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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.

Published by Organic Revival

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. Jay Artale – Nomadic – Jay Artale is a project manager who swapped corporate life for a nomadic existence as a travel writer and indie author. She now writes travel guides, and non-fiction books about travel writing.
    Jay Artale says:

    should is all about a lack of control I’m guessing. It should be like something but it isn’t. So sounds like a good plan to let it go

  2. Alexis Watts – Simply a girl on a mission to fuel her passion of the written word. Prose and fiction writer. A Latta Words is the product of my thoughts.
    Alexis Watts says:

    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!

  3. Sarah-Jayne – Studied Journalism, should have studied English Literature as writing fiction is what I love. I turn everything into a horror story - I don't know why but I find it easier than slush! Currently working on a novel and a kids book (more challenging) so watch this space!! I like finding beauty in the small things, and the story in everything! I am happy to talk to anyone as I believe that the small things make the world of difference.
    Sarah-Jayne says:

    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!

    1. Hella Moone – 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.
      Organic Revival says:

      I really like that! That can be put onto any negative statement & it puts a positive spin on it . Thanks for reading!

  4. 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.

    1. Hella Moone – 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.
      Organic Revival says:

      Thank you for reading! Even after writing this all it- it is still a struggle! It’s going to take a bit to get used to should being banished.

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