Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Sleepless Night

Last night was interesting.  You think I should sleep well and be at peace knowing that I have a full time job and don't have to apply for jobs or interview ever again.  It is a great feeling, really so why did this not reflect in my sleep habits??

Well, actually, it did reflect.  I am SO excited to teach and realizing that I will get to have my own classroom and plan things the way I want that I couldn't calm down.  I was thinking about building my scope and sequence and planning lessons.  I was creating PowerPoints and worksheets in my mind and how I wanted to teach them to make in interesting instead of boring PPs everyday.  And then I was figuring out how to make packets and less paper work for me to grade.  And then I was thinking about the general information I would leave for a sub.  And then the list went on and on and on and turning off my brain for the night didn't work so well.  I guess this was reassurance though that I will be teaching at where I'm meant to be....  I'm SO excited, it isn't even real! :D

My goal is to have most if not all of my lesson planning/ worksheet making/ PowerPoint creating/ packet organizing/ etc-ing done this summer.  Then the school year will be SO much nicer!  Like so desperately much nicer because I won't have to do all of that then.  Instead, I can go home when the day is over and relax.  That will be fabulous.  And I figured I might as well put all my eagerness to good use right now while I have it! ;)

So here is to hoping and praying that tonight is filled with deep, school-free dreams instead of mind wandering, counting sheep, quiet noise listening, school planning, tossing and turning night! :)

BTW:  this picture represents one of my favorite songs--ever!
"If you're worried and you can't sleep
Just count your blessings instead of sheep
And you'll fall asleep counting your blessings."

(It didn't work so well last night though because it was my blessing keeping me awake...)
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