Wednesday January 1, 2014

I woke up this morning in a state of anxiety as I realized the lovely holiday break is fast coming to an end. There will be a lot of changes when school resumes primarily due to the opening of the new Vashon High School which has been under construction for over a year. The students will have a wonderful new facility and all their classes will be in one building. But that means I won’t be seeing students walking past Student Link. And even more, our Student Link facilities will expand as we will be getting one of the other classrooms in our building, and I’m just not sure what that will mean. I haven’t really managed to settle into this year yet. There have been too many major changes and now things will be changing yet again. I really don’t handle changes well, so I am already apprehensive. But I am trying not to worry and just to enjoy the last few days of the break. Because of the placement of the holidays, I will be able to ease a bit more gently into the real world. I have an appointment tomorrow, but it is at home. Then I have my regular Friday routine, followed by a normal long weekend, before I have to return on Tuesday. Anyway, it will be what it will be. Meanwhile, I did a bit of quilting, reading, and working on my jigsaw puzzle, and that has made for a lovely day.

waking
to the new year
filled with change
fear-driven anxieties
escalate