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The end is in sight…of the school year…that is…and…I have to admit…I’m getting overwhelmed…yes…I’m excited about the prospects of…two months off…but…between here and there…there are a lot of details to be addressed…closing out this year…getting ready for next year…things that can’t be done…until a specific time…and then…they have to be done quickly…

Oh…and did I mention…that I’ll be gone on field trips…three out of five days next week…and…one of those is an overnight…and not even for my school…

Just as the words…what was I thinking…I must be out of my mind…why did I volunteer to do that…start to buzz around in my head…

Bertha…appears…

Reminding me to…focus…

Reminding me…it’s like eating an elephant…take the first bite…then…take the next one…burp…take another…

The visual helps…an elephant sitting in my office…that’s exactly what it feels like…and…a plan starts to develop…things will get done…letters will go home…medications will be picked up…charts will be filed…

Burp

Jane

PS…Oh…and she says it’s the same for all areas of my life…bite…burp…bite…rinse and repeat…