yesterday was the monday of all mondays. coming back to work after two full weeks off? yuck. i went to sleep on sunday feeling pretty overwhelmed. real life sure smacks you in the face after a long break!
but i immediately remembered how much i love the students at my school when i arrived on campus at 7:20am. and i was feeling fresh with new years' resolutions under my hair. i decided it was going to be a good day.
and, even though i lost my keys and became stranded, it was a good day, and today too. i am buried in new books for our school library that i picked up (for free!) before the break. somehow i've become a librarian. and i kind of love it!
i've noticed that the thing i tell students most often is "you get to choose" - you get to choose if you behave well or not, if you work hard and succeed academically or not, if you are respectful or not, if you have a good day or not. and i've realized that i need to keep telling myself the same thing.