The end of another school year is swiftly approaching. In 11 short days I will be released for summer break. I need it this year. It has been difficult. Students are trying and administration is pressuring. I have never ceased to be amazed by the difference in I feel on day one and how I feel now. 180 days of 160 different teenagers in class and another myriad in the halls, makes for a very long school year. I am fairly positive I look like this everyday:
I have even taken to getting up at my alarm and then setting a timer as I fall back asleep on the couch. I absolutely love the literature I get to teach and the students I touch, but dude, I need a nap.