Today went well, I think. I am totally different, and I’m starting to understand this whole second-year-being-better thing. I slept like a rock last night (I don’t know how, but I did), and woke up relatively alert this morning. I got to school at around 7 and did the finishing touches on my classroom and then welcomed my babies!
First block was awesome. I literally texted my mom at lunch saying I LOVE MY JOB. Afterwards the tiredness set in, and I’m sorry to say that I faded a bit, but it still went really well.
I loved all of my classes today. I don’t know how, but somehow I’m much more relaxed and confident this year. The confidence is going to be a big deal this year, I think. I’ve just got this kind of attitude that “Nothing you do is going to shock me or catch me off guard, so don’t even try.”, and since I’m so confident I can be much more relaxed. I’ve also got perspective — the little things are no longer the end of the world.
Teaching is a job now, not my life. I went to work, I came home from work. I am home from work. I’m beginning this year at the same place I ended last year at, which is a good thing.
I left school at 4:30 and didn’t take work home. I have more to do, but it can wait. My roommates and I were pathetically exhausted — I’ve been horizontal all evening, laying on the couch and watching Golden Girls. It’s 9:30, and I’m going to bed. My body definitely has to get used to teaching: my feet, my back, my throat, my bladder.
I hope everyone in Arkansas had a great first day too!