One day down

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.