this is just a quick shout out to say that i am still alive.
last week i was at a training institute for work in michigan. this weekend, i am at a retreat with students. i am tired. i miss my bed. i miss my baby.
but on the flip side, i am invigorated about my work. having spent the last two days with an amazing group of college students, i am reminded about why i do the work i do... and i am full of excitement and energy for the coming school year.
i would never give up any of my roles - as an educator or as a mother. but sometimes, i don't know how to fit it all into the 24 hours that i have every day. this is not even to mention any other hats that i might wear (this probably explains why i fold laundry once every other month). there's a quote somewhere about how every amazing person in history still only had 24 hours in a day... but were any of those people balancing single parenthood with all of their other roles?
anyway. i'm alive. i'm inspired. i'm homesick. and i'm tired. and i miss tae.
(and, i'm incredibly thankful to have the most loving and helpful parents in the world.)