Stay the Course
The last two weeks have felt like a roller coaster ride that has yet to reach the peak before its descent. I have been feeling overwhelmed at times but excited also. I keep reminding myself to stay the course. I have fallen behind from time to time on the readings but I'm still hanging in there. I know I'm not alone and this is made evident to me each time I converse with my fellow peers. If it weren't for weekends, I'd never catch up. Yet again, I remind myself to "stay the course" and this seems to help. "Breathe slowly and let your shoulders relax." I say to myself repeatedly throughout the days. I've been feeling the stressors that accompany the return to a busy class schedule. It wouldn't be so bad if all there were was school, but that is hardly ever the case. There's family, work, unexpected phone calls that create new stressors that have to be addressed and still you have to try and make time for yourself. Maybe it's adapting to the routine that is the hardest aspect of this whole process or maybe it's not? But either way, I know that it's all worth it because today I met the students I'm going to be working with. I didn't have to tell myself to "Breathe and relax", I could feel it from the smile on my face.