Today I took a midday run; two miles. I planned my day around the raindrops that keep interrupting my life and staying engaged with my distance learning. As I returned to the bottom of my driveway, I didn't feel like going inside quite yet. I knew I needed to go back inside. I had Seesaw posts to view and respond to. I wanted to get them done before my Zoom PD with Kristin and Katie. I decided to lay down on the blacktop and capture any warmth that might be radiating from the sun. I was surprised the blacktop wasn't as warm as I anticipated and then I remember it is only March and not July. I laid down, closed my eyes and tried to rest my mind. Resting my mind wasn't happening. Nine days didn't sound that long nine days ago. Distance learning has brought new learning, new ways to connect, and new worries. Thinking can be tiring. I wasn't sure I had one more hour in me. I closed my eyes. I took a selfie with my eyes closed to document this moment and bam. I rallied for that last hour.
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