Sometimes when I do laundry, I don't check my pockets as well as I should. Sometimes of those sometimes, I leave expo markers and pens in my pockets. Yesterday was one of those sometimes.
Before I had a chance to think and reflect, I would have told you that half of my entire wardrobe was destroyed in The Great Laundry Debocle of 2016. Opening that laundry machine and seeing blue and black all over my things that shouldn't be blue or black followed by shards of plastic was a potential day ruiner. Why did I do that? Why was I so distracted? We're just coming off a break, so it couldn't have been fatigue right? I think it was the school thoughts and grading that I left on my desk Thursday afternoon and pretended didn't exist until yesterday. It all hit me at once, I started to panic, and then I forgot to check my pockets.
Upon reflection? Not actually that bad. What I originally thought was my entire wardrobe was actually just a bunch of socks and underwear. Not a huge loss. Amazon has my back I'm sure.
Stopping and realizing that what you're panicking over isn't the end of the world is such a simple suggestion but does wonders for me in finding my calm before school. Doesn't always work, but it worked today. Very excited to teach.
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