It was spring - during my 5th year as an assistant collegiate swim coach. I was at one of the top programs in the country and yet, I was done. I had already made a new plan. I was moving to Alaska.
I would work at Starbucks or REI. I wanted to do something easy. Maybe I would pick up some substitute teaching hours along the way.
My friend had offered me a place to live for free while she traveled out of the country for the next six months.
All I wanted to do was sleep...and be by myself. What I realized later was that I was experiencing all the classic signs and symptoms of burnout.
Have you ever experienced any symptoms of burnout?
Physical and emotional fatigue or exhaustion
Disconnect between job and responsibilities
Cynicism, isolation, or detachment
Feeling unimportant or ineffective
Lack of passion
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