What a Whirlwind

Back to School. Three little words. But what a stir they cause! Excitement and gladness, to be sure. Eagerness to see your colleagues and students. Stepping back into a familiar (or new, for many) building and room. Getting ready.

The first day arrives, and you are swept up in a whirlwind of tasks and paperwork that no other job could produce. Staying up late and waking up early, trying to add hours to the day- it seems things will never calm down.

Eventually, though, the routine will take hold. The days will still have plenty to do, but the wild wind will settle. The hours in the classroom will bring small satisfying moments, and, at times, amazing, memorable flashes of brilliance.

I’ve been in the whirlwind. I’m ready for gentle breezes.

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5 Responses to What a Whirlwind

  1. May you have more gentle breezes than whirlwind as your school year begins to unfold!

  2. onathought says:

    Perfect way to describe the first days of school — a whirlwind! And then at some point, you’re right — the routine takes hold! Happy beginning of school!

  3. Strong last line! And I, too, have felt that futile urge to add hours to the day 🙂

  4. arjeha says:

    Having been out of that whirlwind for six years now I still sometimes miss it.

  5. Ramona says:

    Oh, I love your description of the beginning as a whirlwind. I well remember those first weeks, and yes, it takes weeks before routine takes hold and the wild wind settles. Blowing gentle breezes your way.

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