I have awakened on this Monday morning positively bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Now, sure, I've got lots to accomplish, but somehow, all of it seems positively within the range of my doing. I suspect that my whining of yesterday helped, as did the fact that I went to bed at 10 PM last night and only awakened at 8:30. I also have the pleasure (and I'm not even being sarcastic here) of recommending one of my favoritest students for Teach for America. (If you're not familiar with the process, they only ask for recommendations after the student passes through initial cuts and an interview, so getting to the recommendation phase is a really big deal.) Of course, I'm all energized to do this and not my grading, but I think I'm going to do a thing where I answer one question after each grading task, as sort of a reward set-up for myself.
So anyway, all of the angst of yesterday has gone and now I'm back in a happy place. Hooray! (Angst, crankiness, and rage will surely follow as the week continues, but for now, hooray!)
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