Yesterday was my first official day back at school. I’ve been working at school periodically over the summer, but yesterday was the actual day to start back. I was a little worried that I’d gotten into a routine of staying up late and sleeping in. I read and wrote a lot between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday night I was still wide awake at midnight, but I did okay when the alarm sounded in the morning. I felt fine all day Monday and had a great start to Year 24. We have some new staff members and I’m excited about all that they’re bringing to the school and it was great to connect with my returning colleagues. However, by 8:00 Monday night, I was out of gas. I struggled to stay awake and fell into a deep sleep when I went to bed.
Today, when I arrived at home, I decided to curl up for just a few minutes (famous last words, I know). Later, I woke up, feeling like Rip Van Winkle. What time was it? Those few minutes had stretched to about two hours! However, I felt so refreshed that after grabbing a bite to eat, I finished watching a webinar and took the associated quiz. Hopefully, though, I’ll still feel like going to bed at a regular time and don’t find myself sitting up wide-awake at midnight!