Today's all school meeting focused on responsibility. In addition to collaborating on a class book about all the different ways students can be responsible, the two primary classes showed a video called, "Stop Making Excuses and Own Your Actions." While I wish the video would have had a more diverse cast of actors, its message hit home.
It's easy to blame my exhaustion on March's indecisive weather, or the fact that it's the longest 31 days ever, or the fact that there are parent teacher conferences, or the fact that there are report cards, or the fact that I spoke at a literacy conference.
But that's not taking responsibility for my own actions. The real reason why I'm exhausted is the fact that I don't really know how to slow down.
But for ten minutes this morning I did. The timer for my husband's tea beeped. A part of me wanted tea. The go-go-go part of me wanted to head for the door.
I stopped and honored the part of me crying out to slow down and have a cup of tea.
I sat for ten minutes, sipped tea, and chatted.
It's not much, but it's a start.
Everyone starts somewhere.