I don't like cliches. "Time heals all wounds." Shut up. No it doesn't. "Patience is a virture." Shut up and hurry up. "You can do anything you set your mind too." Shut up. I'll never dunk a basketball.
And my favorite. "Take it one day at a time." Just shut up. What does that even mean? Only a fool would go through life not knowing that a day was a small piece of something bigger. To treat a day as an isolated event doesn't fit my brain.
Except yesterday I figured out that "Take it one day at a time", for me, might be the key to my sanity.
I've been having a problem with balance. I've been too "all in" at work. Planning, teaching, tutoring, testing, reflecting, re-teaching, re-testing, begin again. My brain has been all school all the time.
Well, yesterday I had a good day. One good day. Balanced. Bit of work, bit of fun, bit of family responsibility.
Now I want one more good day. Maybe I'll try and do this "one day at a time".