Week one is in the books! It was SO GREAT to be back! I love starting new each year, and especially meeting an entirely new batch of students. They are so fresh and truly inspire me the first week of school. It reinforces how much I love what I do!
I am also EXHAUSTED. You know, the “I haven’t even worn shoes much or woken up before 9am in two months” exhausted. I don’t sit down while teaching, unless I am joining a students group, and am not used to standing so long. The first week is stressful because I have so many things to do to start the year and am afraid I’m going to forget everything. I wake up almost every morning around 4:30 or 5am, even though the alarm isn’t set until 6, with things running through my mind. I literally was in bed by 9pm every night this week, but usually didn’t fall asleep until 10 or later.
I was so excited for this weekend!! My son had a football game over 2 hours away Friday night, so I didn’t get to bed until 1:00 AM. I had planned on SLEEPING UNTIL NOON today, but my body had other ideas. Apparently, my internal clock has been totally reset and I awoke at 6AM. I stayed in bed until 7, desperately trying to fall back to sleep, with no luck. So, I decided to get up and DO THINGS.
I got up and ran three miles (well, it was definitely more of a walk speed as I’m exhausted and haven’t exercised in toooo long – BUT I DID IT). Then, because I love to cook and miss it when during the school year (teaching plus 3 boys in sports), I went on a cooking spree and made two quiches, a cobbler, and pasta salad this morning. I also organized my unit binders and blogged – TWICE now! I am feeling invincible right now. BUT, I see a giant nap in my future…
Have a great weekend! And take care of yourself.
Wow! I am impressed. Way to go and I am glad you had a great first week of school. I tell my students that they energize me and motivate me to wake up ready to start the day.
Thank you! And YES, they energize me so much!
Wow – way to go, Julie! I entirely relate to the brain-on-overload. We may have different triggers, but we are wired similarly. Hoping you get your nap – I’m hoping for an afternoon sitting outside with my book!
I did get my nap! It was glorious. Thank you!
It is so good to know someone else feels that way about he first week of school! You captured my thoughts precisely – ok – minus the getting up early on the weekend and cooking!
I slept in this morning! Well, 7:30 at least. lol!