Bless me, readers, for I have neglected my blog. It has been two weeks since my last post. In the intervening time, I’ve thought about posting three times but put it off because I am lazy. Don’t worry about penance, though, because I started in-service for school last week and the students came back this week. As one of my teammates said, “I must brace myself: Kindergarten is coming.”
It’s been a thoroughly exhausting and completely satisfying two weeks. I have been so desperately busy getting things ready for my students, whether that’s the physical work of putting the furniture back in order and rearranging shelves and supplies or the mental work of coming up with new and improved lesson plans and recreating the science fair in a way that improves it without completely confusing my students, that I have had very little time to reflect on myself and my life at all. However, as so often happens, this focus outside myself has made me more and more content with who I am and what I am capable of.
Yes, these two weeks have been incredibly trying, but I have survived them. As they say on Welcome to Night Vale, I too have survived. I have survived everything up to this moment. And where I go from here is to a brighter world, where I control my future and my present.