Someone suggested to me that overwhelmed is a choice… I don’t know that I agree with that but, I do believe how I deal with overwhelmed is a choice.
I think it’s important to remember that this time of year because;
September is a month of changes that overwhelm me.
I love that.
It starts out hot, dry and tired but will finish cool, green and crisp.
The days this month move faster, as nature itself forces me to put more into each moment of daylight.
Septembers full of unrealistic hope and optimism, which by October will be tempered with fatigue.
Student energy is frenetic in September which makes me smile…for most of the month anyway.
Parents come into the school proud eager and hopeful, every year I want to share, applaud, and foster those emotions to build our community.
Septembers a chance to start over, changing and reinventing with fresh eyes.
The mistakes, missteps and missing pieces from last year are gone.
September is when I harvest the fruit of my summer labor setting into motion a whole Pinterest board of possibilities.
By the end of the month, I will be overwhelmed by all this,
The gray in my morning skies will threaten to cloud my mood,
Crisp will feel more like damp and cold.
What was once frenetic will look more like spastic
Proud will have a shadow of worry following behind it.
This year I will ride those waves confident that overwhelmed is part of every journey.