Balancing is difficult sometimes.
Standing on one foot, okay. Now try it with eyes closed, alternating touching pointer fingers to your nose, as you recite the alphabet backward--I bet something gives.
That's where I am right now; I'm trying to keep everything going without letting something give. I'm chipping away at my masters coursework, administrator certification tasks, and internship. I'm trying to be present with Mitch and Gab, but some days I know I'm distracted. I am being encouraged to seek out leadership-type opportunities within the school, which is wonderful and builds my confidence while nerve wracking at the same time. I'm not working out as much as I'd like, and I need to fix that--I won't have any clothes to wear.
I have to say: Mitch and Gab are amazing with the time I need to do coursework and prepare for presentations; my students are once again an amazing group of kids this semester; I have at least 6-8 students from last semester I see on a daily basis--not by chance, but they seek me out or hang out in my classroom; I am nervous but looking forward to the presentation I have to give tomorrow to my peers--I just hope more than two or three people show up.
Life is great, but that balance piece is ever elusive, for sure.