Dear lord. With all that emoting in the past few days, I had almost forgotten that today was the first day of classes. I’m as cool as a cucumber, or possibly in denial. It’s 9:30 and I haven’t even decided for sure what I am going to wear.
It’s like I don’t even know myself anymore.
Last time I did this before real live undergraduates I had a moment where I thought, “Why are these kids all staring at me? Oh, because I’m supposed to teach them. Fuck.” I fully expect to have a similar thought today.
But I have lecture notes, some potential outfits, and my mom’s grownup fancy watch. I know what I’m taking for a snack (never lecture hungry) and I’m going to fortify myself with coffee and wander by the classroom to make sure it has online access/projection capabilities.
What are you doing today?