Anyways, I unplugged it in a symbolic gesture of knowing that I wasn't going to have to wake up to my alarm at 4:30 in the morning for a while. It was a delicious feeling. :) All summer long I've enjoyed plugging it in whenever I've gotten up, which for the majority of the summer has been 6 o'clock. I think I made it to 8am once or twice this summer *laugh*. So I plugged it back in for realizies tonight, and got it set up for the morning, programmed and everything. I have three days of Drum Line rehearsal left, then band camp hits on Thursday and I'm off and running back into the daily grind of normal life. I'm ready for it, of course, but there will always be that part of me that wishes it never had to end. That I could just do Drum Line rehearsal for a few hours everyday, then spend the weekend at the pool, hang with friends, and be with Tim and the dogs. *Heaven*
Also a far cry from last summer and I'm *more* than okay with that!
So as my 9th year of teaching sits on the horizon I take a moment to set my intention(s) for the year.
and joyous anticipation of all the things it has waiting for me and my students.
I pray the Drum Line accomplishes what they want in the way that they want.
In fact, I *expect* them to.
I hope to become a better Orchestra teacher as I have a class of new students to experiment upon.
but I pray for the grace to maneuver through them with strength and peace.
Lastly, I pray that my vision becomes a reality. Please let it become a reality;
it will be so cool when it does.
I hope that all of my teacher friends are as ready for school as I am. I pray that they have a wonderful year and that admist all the problems we face day to day, that they find the simple joys in teaching children not just what they need to *learn* but more importantly how to be better people and how to reach *their* dreams. They're our future; it's up to us to help them make the best possible version they can because in the end it helps us all.
I'll see you all at school!