I've been back at school for more than a week now and it's been insanely busy.
Usually I feel as though I ease my way into first term, but for some reason there hasn't been the opportunity to do that. The classes I have are fabulous. I'm truly looking forward to spending this year with these kids. I'm already seeing students responding to these classes.
It's the other stuff, the things and events on the periphery that's using up any free time I have. And all of it seems to be converging at the moment. Not just at work, but out in the 'real' world too.
Don't get me wrong, none of this is bad stuff - just busy stuff that all demands my attention now.
And some of it is excellent. I'd just prefer it if life could sometimes pace these things for me.