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…….
Published by Hannah Keene
Author of ZebrasChild, a blog creating a community where those of us with immune deficiencies and other chronic health conditions can share our setbacks and triumphs. Photography, singing, writing, humor, and sometimes even denial are my greatest coping strategies. Also taking walks with my dog Zoe the miniature schnauzer and her best friend Teddy the labradoodle. View all posts by Hannah Keene