Do you ever get so overwhelmed with something that you can barely sit and do anything?
I start school in about a week and a half. It’s great. I am excited, and I know I’m a decent teacher. I mean, yes. It’s nervewracking. Will the students like me? Will I make any sense? Will I teach them everything they need to know? Will they like me? My class?
I’m kind of confident about all of this.
What has me overwhelmed is all of the preparing. I have to make lesson plans and get school supplies ready… (and being a new teacher, I only get a half a day in the school before school actually starts! That makes no sense). As soon as I get something done, I remember something else I have to do. My to-do list is never blank.
I know I’ll get it all done. I’ll make it happen, as long as I focus. But I keep staring at the to-do list, feeling the butterflies in my stomach. How am I supposed to focus when my brain is going in circles? Why can’t I have a day without this worry?