Goal for the next few days: Gain some perspective. I've been in kind of a distorted mental world lately, although it's OK; sometimes you need to turn things upside down, mix them up, pull them apart, and/or throw them up in the air and see where they land to figure them out.
The next few days are Teacher's Convention followed by a long weekend. Teacher's Convention is two days of speakers and workshops that we can choose from to learn and grow professionally and/or personally. I am looking forward to it. As usual I have not made any plans in advance of what speakers I will go see (I did note some possibilities this evening). I tend to skip the "famous people" and the crowd pleasers and go to sessions that are a bit off the wall. I like to be challenged to perceive things differently. Or just rest my brain.
I'm also not planning on going to any sessions early in the morning. Self-care. I've been so tired lately. I'm starting to have a personal resentment against my alarm clock. I despise its beep.....beep....beep.....beep...beep..beep..beep..beep..beepbeepbeepbeepbeep sound. I am annoyed at it for interrupting my dreams even if they are annoying dreams.
What's new this convention is that myself and my colleague (who has also become a lovely supportive friend) are co-presenting a session. We are going to talk about making a plan for students with disruptive behaviours. Everything is ready to go and I am excited. I hope we can help some people who are in challenging and stressful situations. I wanted to try some new things professionally this year without at the same time committing to anything high stress (cause dealing with infertility and treatments, duh!). This presentation is part of that plan.
Wishing health, peace and happiness to everyone wherever you are and whatever you are dealing with. Such a huge range of emotion on the Archipelago these days. It reminds me that you just never know what hand life will deal you.