So tomorrow is the first day of classes. Am I nervous? YES!
In a way, the first day of school has always been laced with a little bit of anxiety. Even when I was a student, I'd find it hard to sleep the night before we went back. Mostly, it was excitement. The anticipation of a new school year, a fresh start, a chance to persue new goals and aquire new experience.
Things haven't changed much, now that I am the teacher. I'll probably lie awake tonight and run through my first day checklist, going over my new routine that has yet to become routine. If I'm lucky, I'll get a few hours. And I'll be up early, my body and my brain anxious to get it all started, to find a path and just move ahead.
It doesn't matter the location, the people, the schedule or the subject material. Just because I'm here doesn't make this any more (or less) nerve-wrecking. It's just the way I am! And that's the way I'll always be... even 10-20 years from now when it's all old hat. :o)
Just breathe. It's going to be just fine.