I am having a bit of anxiety about going back to school next week.
For one thing, I have early morning duty the entire week. I am a morning person, but I need time to collect my thoughts in the mornings and prepare myself for the day. Starting out with duty messes with my ability to be as organized as I would like to be.
Several things happen in April that always bring me anxiety.
First, my art order is due. I have to submit a requisition (with 6-8 weeks left of school) and on the requisition, I have to plan out everything I could possibly need next year. It is very nerve wracking that I could forget some vital art supply and have to go the entire year without it. It is also scary that I might use up something that last 6 weeks and not realize that I should've ordered more for next year. The turn around time on the requisition is SO short. I usually have less than a week to do the whole thing so there isn't a lot of time to make mistakes.
Second, we are having a writing and art fair earlier than ever this year. Everyone else is really glad that it is earlier. Everyone except me. Having artwork on display for the entire school by the 2nd week of April is highly stressful. I would much rather do it at the end of April so that we could have a little more time to get up, and make it look great.
Third, the exact same week as the writing and art fair is the mall art show. I have to have between 10-20 pieces ready to hang (notes sent home informing students) and I have to actually take the artwork to the mall to hang it and take it down at the end of the show. I'm always worried I will spell the students name wrong on the tag and have to go back to the mall and fix it.
On top of all the school stuff, I am also hosting a women's crafting retreat for 45 women, planning a baby shower for a friend and organizing activities for my book club the first two weeks of April.
Did I mention that my birthday weekend is over Easter this year? That isn't stressful, but it certainly makes the month a lot busier since all the other stuff happens right before Easter weekend.
After this relaxing week off, I am not looking forward to the next two weeks.
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