It began last week, when I went on a marathon grading spree that didn't end until Monday afternoon. I then followed the week with a series of meetings, multiple sessions where I led professional development in local schools, more meetings, a lot of writing, and preparation for the WOL #BeFree conference in NYC and getting things aligned for Washington, DC (which is this week).
In other words, I didn't quite sleep.
Ah, but I did. Staying at the Benjamin on Friday night (thank you Syracuse University for offering me this great room before the conference) offered me the best sleep that I've had in a long, long time.
Seriously, I have had 16 hours days since Fairfield was officially off without students. I am pretty fried, but feel somewhat thankful that I didn't have to balance all the work with organizing my classes, too.
Yesterday in NYC was phenomenal and I couldn't ask for a more wonderful group of literacy leaders or youth to work with.
But that bed, though. I need one of these (with those pillows). I slept like a baby and I'm hoping to recreate some of that this week. When I am rested, I'm able to give so much more when I'm awake.
Spring forward, everyone. This looks to be a sweatpants and marathon reading/writing kind of Sunday.