In the world I don't inhabit - that world where your job has an ending point and you're always on top of things - right - in that fantasy world, it's the first day of spring break. After nary a snow day, the impulse to run like a bat out of hell out of the building on Friday afternoon would be logical. But no.
Nopers, today I took my teacher work day early to do some end of quarter housekeeping and pre-spring break prep work. Up before dawn, off to breakfast before work, and a solid 13 hours of work on my professional portfolio - it's been a very weird weekend day.
On the plus, after working so long on my portfolio, I feel pretty stinking accomplished. Sometimes I forget that some of the things I've done and accomplished are actually pretty damn cool. Gathering all my credentials and work samples in this silly little (read: larger than expected) portfolio was a beast of a job - but I have to admit, it makes me feel kind of great.
In other good news: Principal delivered a present on Friday - my 5 year service pin and a bonus check!! It's kind of teeny and will barely pay for my airport parking this upcoming week, but who cares?! It's awesome to be recognized - even if that recognition may or may not have happened in the dark, during a classroom dance-off to the afternoon announcement music. True story. :)
Hope you find loads of awesomeness to recognize in your weekend!