Comforting

by Hannah the Zebra

Monday was my first day working at my own school site.  Teaching two days a week is taking more out of me than I had hoped.  But I know part of it is that I’m still nervous about it.  How well will this work?  Can I manage to do it?  How will it work over the long term?  And anxiety, of course, uses energy.  I’m sure I will calm down a little the more I do it.  But I am really, really glad to be back on campus after 11 months. One of my closest friends, whom I normally team teach with, greeted me when I walked on campus with, “So, how does it feel to be back?”  And out of my mouth, without even realizing I was going to say it, came the words, “Comforting.  Enormously comforting.”  My next day teaching is tomorrow…….