Between the Past and the Future 48x48 mixed media
When I was a kid I used to get so excited about "Back to School". New book bag, new shoes, fresh school supplies...it was like Christmas. Once there, the excitement lasted about two days - maybe a week. Now, from a teacher's perspective it is more like: "Where the heck did my summer go?" I did manage to get alot accomplished this summer...and dealt with some of the pressing things that needed to be taken care of. But alas, Summer is over ( except for this stifling southern heat ) and back to school it is. My new-school-years resolution is to NOT stress....wish me luck on that one. But seriously, I am officially taking my chill pill. Kids are kids - and it's my job to deal with them. I want to have fun this year - last year was not so fun ( likely my fault) - in my defense...it was a bit of a rough year. But that was last year. My new frame of mind comes from working on letting go of the things I can't change. I can only do what I can do. I can't change what I can't change. My summer reading included: The 5 Things You Can't Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them by ~ David Richo. (GREAT BOOK) I have tried to hammer this philosophy into my brain - "just let it go....just let it go". I just hope it sticks when I'm facing down a noisy 3rd grader.