It’s the first Monday of school for me. I woke up this morning refreshed (after our first #principalpodcast last night!) and ready to start a new and full school week. It is my son’s 4th birthday today, so we had snacks ready for him – it’s gym day so everyone is in sweats (uniform sweats, but sweats nonetheless) and the coolest principal ever changed dress-down days from Friday to Monday this year. Yes, it’s a good day to start the week.
Never let your guard down!
Just when you thought it was going to be the perfect day – life gets in the way. The doors are locked when I get to the building. Latchkey substitute overslept, secretary isn’t in until 9:30AM (which I knew about yesterday) and the kids have just spilled fish food on the floor. Every question anyone had I either didn’t know the answer or couldn’t find it. Then our new automated communications system test went out (it was planned, everyone knew, and the message was “This is a test of the SchoolReach System. THIS IS ONLY A TEST) and I had people calling the office making sure everything was ok because they just had received a call from the school. My normal composed self was having a little trouble keeping it all together this morning.
If God brought you to it, he will bring you through it! (I’ll remind my school kids of this one day!)
The day WILL calm down, and I will get out of this pile of papers so I can get into the classrooms today to see the learning happening. Until then, we take it as it comes.
I’ll remember the next time I wake up ready and refreshed that I should be prepared for anything and everything that may come my way. And I’ll make sure to not let my guard down.