I made it through the first day!
Isn’t that what we all think about our first day anywhere? Be it a new job or a new school, I think we all breathe a sigh of relief at the end of the first day. I think we all go into these situations with anxiety, as we’re curious about what to expect. How will we fit into the environment? How will the other people in this new environment be? What will my role be? Will it meet my expectations?
After my first day at new teacher orientation for my new school, I feel great. However, I feel great in an apprehensive kind of way. I’m in an environment where the stakes are high, accountability and responsibility are not just buzz words, and there’s a thread of commonality amongst team members about why we each are there.
Although we didn’t put in a full day of work, we did work hard…and I’m tired! I think part of what makes returning to work exhausting is the mental aspect, where you really are directing your thoughts and focusing on activities after not having to do so (or not having to do so as much) for a while. Nevertheless, I feel a good exhaustion; one that results from time well spent being a part of something that matters beyond yourself and your personal interests.
That said, I’ve got some things to do to prepare for tomorrow…and one of those things includes being well rested! I’m really hoping that I stay awake for the finale of the Bachelorette (I’m embarassed that I even mentioned that show on my blog, for the record).
Until next time…