Fall Break is over.
It's kinda sad. No, it's really sad.
I started Fall Break with grand plans. I was going to tackle my to do list. I was going to catch up in life. Oh, life happened. That's for sure. But, I'm not sure I feel any more ahead than I did five days ago.
I marked a few things off of my to do list. I read a book on approaching life with bravery and courage. And, I did some things that I wouldn't have had the courage to do a year ago or six months ago or even two months ago.
Tomorrow, my alarm will go off super early. And as much as I'd rather sleep in and continue this break, I will go into school. And, I will put a smile on my face. That smile might be a little forced at first, but it will soon be replaced with a genuine grin that I can't help. I will continue teaching my 101 students that they CAN do math. I will remind them that their future is not defined by their past but by the amount of hard work they are willing to put in. I will challenge them. I will push them. I will make a fool of myself trying to convince them that math is awesome. We will laugh. We will joke. We will learn algebra and trig.
And, when they complain and say things like "Ms. Hagan, you make my brain hurt," I will just smile and say, "You're welcome."
I. love. this. job.