The month of February is literally upon us. March 1st is tomorrow. Like countless other teachers, my first thought is, Only 3 weeks left of 3rd quarter, and 2 months left after that. Thank GOD, summer break is almost here! Sad? I suppose.
I feel like a weird combo platter of eternal optimist, with a side of pragmatist, and a heaping portion of dreamer. Occasionally, really rarely, the pragmatic side of me momentarily squashes the optimist, and I land squarely in a funk. Thankfully for me and those around me, these episodes don't last long. Mary Poppins begins singing in my head again and I can envision life at its best. I would even venture to say, if I loved my work, I wouldn't experience the downslides at all.
I think I just need to keep doing what I'm doing for now with an eye to the future, scoping out my next great adventure. Believe me, I'm ready for it! For now, I'm plagued with the never ending question(s) . . . what's ahead? How will we move forward from where we are now? And when, oh Lord, when?
Until next time . . .