I'll be honest....the beginning of this year is kicking my butt.
Getting back into the swing of things at school, figuring out my daily schedule, making sure there is dinner to be had and that laundry is done, standing all day, keeping my students all headed the same direction, trying to plan engaging lessons...all of it is making me want to head straight back to summer.
But I can't.
I know this happens at the beginning of every year, but just like the pain of childbirth, I tend to forget about it after it passes. And it's probably a good thing that I do, otherwise I probably couldn't bring myself to repeat it every September.
The good news is that I know that soon, everything will click. Soon, everything will make sense as I can head out the door and go through my day without having to think about these things too much. My brain will be freed up to focus on different, more creative and exciting things. I won't come home exhausted and cranky. My feet will be used to standing all day and walking around in something other than sandals. I will have found my groove.
I know this will happen because it happens every year.
The 'flow' -- this good stuff -- I remember.
I am glad that I do. And for this, I celebrate.