My first post-institute post (I wrote this a while ago and promptly forgot about it, sorry y’all!).
I want to start by saying thank god that’s over. I’m sure I can get a couple of amens.
I left in a blaze of glory. I’m pretty sure I had bed bugs at the university we were staying at, considered I am covered in little bites. I threw out all my bedding and had to put everything in paper bags to be cleaned because they could not enter the apartment I was staying at. Unfortunately, an incredible storm started just as I left the building with my bags. Many of my things were lost in the fray. I was sobbing. It was a pretty dramatic end to the shit show.
I have since been pretty much comatose, sleeping mostly to recover. I was certainly lucky to have some time off before my school training (shout out to the troopers who are already in it). I was surprised by how impressed I was by my masters program.
I feel like I’m out of the storm, but I know I’m only in the eye of it. Pretty soon I will be starting my first year, which promises to be a longer, harder, more intense experience than even institute. I need to find out how I can take better care of myself. The one difference I want to make between institute and my first year is I need to have the basics of survival (food, sleep, water, all that) down so I can really focus on meeting higher level needs.
I will write more soon. I’m at training for my school, which is a lot of snappy practicing Teach Like a Champion techniques. Not riveting blog fodder. But the first day of school is rapidly approaching….!