Yesterday was our first full day of meetings. I started at 9 by meeting all the new faculty, then there was lunch, a full faculty-staff meeting, and then I did technology training for the new faculty.
I posted this picture on Twitter, but actually I didn’t feel like this. I felt energized and ready to go. I was tired, sure, but I was not completely wiped out, which I think is a first. I may feel differently after the first full day with students, but right now, I’m feeling ready. I am having some back issues, but oddly, they’re working themselves out as I stand/walk more. In prep mode, where I’m leaning over a computer, I tend to wrench my back. In teaching mode, I almost never sit, so my back actually feels better.
Today I meet with our new middle school students, so that may wear me out more. I have a block of time today to set up my classroom and get a little prep done, then I meet with some faculty to do some cool techie stuff, then we have our welcome back picnic. So all in all, it should be a good day. There are so many loose ends to tie up. I think it will all come together.