Yesterday was a challenging day. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Someone asked me recently when the last time I cried was, and for a minute I genuinely couldn’t remember. This is HUGE growth from where I was at the beginning of the year (where the answer probably would have been ‘2 hours ago’- on a good day), but yesterday was the first time in a while I wanted to.
It’s hard to explain what causes those days, but I wasn’t alone in feeling it. That’s the thing about teaching though- while there are sometimes extreme lows, they are balanced by extreme highs, usually back to back. I think much of this has to do with wanting to change things so badly when you hit a low, and that’s where I found myself this morning. I walked in READY to make today better. My plan was to love the crap out of some students, bring in lots of compliments, smile a lot (which isn’t that difficult or rare), and just be prepared to enjoy my classroom like I know I can.
But something happened during 1st period planning that made the start even better.
Check it out:
My secret santa brought me scrunchies!!! I don’t know what it is about wearing things that I have no business wearing, considering they went ‘out’ about 10 years ago, but I just LOVE it. It is in my hair as we speak, and I was giddy with excitement first period.
I’m a giant nerd. I own this. And today was an incredible day because of it.
BRINGING BACK HAIR SCRUNCHIES: 10!
Plus, it led to a little fun with Photobooth, which I also rate a giant 10. You really can’t go wrong with some Photobooth fun…
Until next time, just living for the hair scrunchies and some more tens 🙂