Tomorrow is the first day of my class. Although I am feeling confident and eager to get back into the teaching-saddle, I have a slight bit of pre-first-day nerves. I feel similar to the night before a large trip, when you run through everything in your head to make sure that you didn’t forget to pack enough socks and that extra pair of underwear, just in case. Combine that with the pre-game adrenaline rush just before you run onto the field in football, or perhaps, the adrenaline just as the curtain rises and you prepare to step on stage. My current feelings are bouncing somewhere within that mix.
I hope the students come to class eager to learn. Really, that is all I need.