Monday, August 24, 2009

T'was the Night Before Chaos...

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.


Kimber said...

Aww, hon. Your first day will be FANTASTIC! You are an awesome teach, and it won't take long for those kids to realize that, and also realize how cool it is that you are a "foreigner"! Ha ha ... make sure you set it straight right away that we do NOT live in Igloos! :)

Anonymous said...

Here, here, Lanie! I agree. It'll be like this no matter the year, age, location... it's all for good reason! lol Have a GREAT first day!!