Teacher Tuesdays: Returning Home

Back to the grind.

I’m not going to lie. The anxiety was hitting me REAL hard on Sunday night and Monday morning. I had to consciously remind myself to take deep breaths in and out. It is not the easiest thing to transition back to an environment of always-on, always-going, always-learning when I spent the last few weeks recovering from just that.

Jen and I carpooled, which made Monday morning a little more manageable. And, thank goodness that she carries her Goddess Cards around with her because I desperately needed some guiding words to get me through the day.

I pulled Vesta. And, at first, I was a little perplexed. The goddesses were failing me. I had asked about WORK and Vesta is about HOME. How was Vesta going to guide me as I stressfully made my way back to the chaos and craziness?

But, after dropping Jen off and reflecting more on my card, I realized that Vesta was actually the perfect goddess to pull.

Yes, I am returning to an environment where I am always-on, always-going, always-learning. But, it is my life. It is my reality. It is my home. I am returning to my Rocketship family and, though it may come with some stress and anxiety (which is the norm for most tight-knit families), they are my home.

I’m certain that, over the next few weeks as we prepare for the kiddos to arrive for the 15-16 school year, I will have to remind myself to take deep breaths in and out. I will probably complain and bitch about trivial things. And I will find myself a little grumpy here and there.

But I will also be surrounded by a team of people that I love and adore. I will be preparing for our students and our families that give me the drive and motivation to wake up every morning. I will be doing what I love with a network that is aligned with what I believe in.

And that, essentially, is what a solid family looks like.

That is what a home looks like.

And I am so very happy to be returning to my home.

Meet The Fergletons

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This past weekend was an unforgettable one because our beautiful, wonderful, fearless leader, Jen Mid said "I do!"   There's something about a friend's wedding [besides the open bar] that makes me so giddy and excited. It's that for one night, I am reunited with some of my favorite people in the world.       I am so fortunate to have stumbled upon these people in college. Together, we planned one of the BEST Spring Sings to date. And that's, in large part, … Read more»

Fun Facts Friday: Peanut Butter Jars and Nail Salons

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Happy Friday. No exclamation. Because that means my summer is coming to an end and we are NOT happy about that over here. So, we'll just avoid chatting about it and, instead, carry on with our regularly scheduled blog post. 1) Yesterday, I got my blood drawn in a hangry state.   Fortunately, there was some leftover Subway in the fridge. So nobody got hurt. 2) I had to take the Strengthsfinder Assessment as part of our pre-work for PD next week. I laughed out loud when I … Read more»