All of that energy we’ve expended this school year…
The weariness we sometimes feel in our bones…
The aching we sometimes feel in our hearts…
The spinning we sometimes feel in our heads…
It’s all worth if we keep recognizing the enormous importance of this complicated work we’ve chosen.
Wherever you started, whatever you’ve tackled, wherever you’ve landed, now is the perfect time to pause and reflect.
Now is the perfect time to celebrate.
Dare to recognize each challenge you’ve overcome,
every student who has grown,
all of the adjustments you’ve made,
victories both big and small,
ways you’ve surprised yourself,
things you’ve done that you didn’t expect,
and most importantly,
the tiny moments when your students helped you remember
why all of this matters so much.
Now, do something nice for yourself. You most certainly deserve it.
And never forget . . this is the most important work in all the world!
No wonder we feel so tired sometimes!