I woke up this morning to the sound of kids boarding the school bus. I realized, in that moment of half-sleep, how odd this sound was. Typically, if I wake up to school bus sounds, I’m really late for work.
But I have to be honest–after working towards this day for a year, after counting down all 182 days last year, after killing myself to get all of my ducks in a row (for lack of a much longer explanation) today was…kind of anticlimactic.
So what did I do with my day? I had great productivity plans–I really did. But they all flew out the window when I discovered that my self-hosted blog and my new laptop were not cooperating, which was a fairly serious problem. That problem took a good three hours to fix and by then I was all shaking and stressed out–so I went grocery shopping (in a pathetic attempt to get away from the computer but still ‘get something done’.)
It was not a good day and it was not productive.
But what I need to realize is this: Yes, something may not be working. Yes, it may be very, very frustrating. But at least 32 kids aren’t sitting there watching me whilst I can’t get a program to run or a website to open or a smart board to work. And for that, I will be eternally grateful.
And if I ever stop being eternally grateful, I give anyone permission to smack me–virtually or otherwise!