I have been on a roller coaster of emotions for awhile. Sometimes up, sometimes down. I never know what I am going to wake up to. I realize I have a choice in the matter most times. I get to chose how I'm going to react to things. I have been conciously trying to choose to handle things more positively. My husband would tell you that I don't always suceed. Nevertheless, I am learning.
It seems that life has been throwing a lot of curve balls to consider. Church life is busy as Relief Society President. That has a lot of emotion just in itself. I have two teens. One who seems to be trying hard to do everything the hard way. (Honestly, this is where most of the emotion comes from) Another who is just very busy. Work life has started back up, with summer school well underway and August meetings are starting to pile up. I'm excited to go back to teaching everyday, but I'm a bit unsure about this year. I have a difficult line-up this year. I have a very high population of very needy kids, socio-economically, developmentally, and behaviorally. I'm going to be exhausted most days: physically and emotionally.
Don't get me wrong, these kids are great some days and the next day you want to pull your hair out. You know kinda like dealing with my teens. I'm worried about balance. I'm excited for the challenge. I'm hoping the learning I'm doing this summer about trying to react to things positively will help with the school year. I anticipate it being my toughest yet. To top it off, we will have a new principal, (we still don't know who yet.). I feel a little anxious about that. There will also be a new teacher on staff to learn to work with. I'm excited to get to know her. We will be attempting to co-teach this year. Exciting, but new so bugs will have to be worked out.
I'm on the brink of a new horizon. The kids start two-a-days for sports next week. It seems like summer vacation is coming to a close. Let the games begin and maybe a bit more learning!