(I think it's apropos that Arcade Fire's "Ready to Start" came up in my random shuffle yesterday...)
Aside from the logistics, I've been wondering for the past week or so whether I'm really ready to start--emotionally, physically. I kept thinking about our recent trip to Cape Canaveral, about our visit to the Launch Command Center, and the checklist they would go through to see if each department would sign off on being ready: GO or NO GO for launch.
|(This is the Launch Control Center, the REAL THING. We were thrilled.)|
|(My heart is open; I hope its wings are ready.)|
One good sign: I loved being back in the classroom. Just loved it. I think the classes went well--even the one we had to kind of limp through because it was 3:00 in the afternoon and 90 degrees outside and stiflingly hot in our classroom (no air conditioning) and everyone was sleepy. Even that one had some bright and brilliant moments.
Another good sign: I've decided to continue my multicolored sabbatical hair. This time around I was going for a slightly different color scheme. I think it's a song about peacock mermaids.
|(green, teal, blue, purple)|
|(They call this the rocket garden. I was fascinated, as we toured the visitor's center,|
at the combination of striving for technological achievement/exploration with
a love and yearning for the stars. It was an interesting combination.)
I hope you find you're ready to start something new and exciting.