A new semester is upon me. I feel the anticipation in the air. This morning, I awoke at 4AM wondering if I can get it all done.
I cleaned the kitchen, put out the recycling and thought about the articles that have not been submitted to publishers.
I washed the dishes and made my tea, and thought the of the syllabi that need to be on D2L.
I found that we were low on the breakfast protein drink and thought about what the students really need to be successful in their careers.
I went to Amazon to check on our subscription order and then thought of the skills and really learning that I want to take place.
I made my green tea and cleaned the tea pot, and thought of the organization that needs to be done to make finding things easier.
I put together my lunch and Jaz’s lunch and thought of other professors’ questions and wondered if I answered them.
I gathered the recycling and think about how long it has been since I wrote in my blog.
Then, I loathe myself for thinking so much.
I breathe. I pray. I meditate. I think.
I am thankful for the the students that are coming.
I am grateful that the universe has trusted me to be their teacher.
I feel the expanse of our technology growing in so many ways to reach all learners.
I know that we are all fortunate to have an education.
I want to reach the hearts and minds of myself and my students.
I seek clarity and wisdom to make choices with my time without resentment, but instead with gratefulness.
I am thankful for the awesome privilege to think about such things.
Good morning it is now 6AM.