The Balanced Teacher blog begins. After more than eight years of teaching, I finally feel that I’ve achieved balance more days than not. My stress levels are in check, my workload is manageable, my professional relationships are solid. And I have time and energy at the end of the day or week for a personal life. It wasn’t easy to get here and some days are easier than others. But I’ve learned a few things along the way and I want to remind myself of them – and share them with others.