a short and chunky ball of anxiety

A week of school has passed by, and I am chock full of anxiety and excitement. The students are wonderful; my cooperating teacher is amazing; my supervising teacher is encouraging; and all the teachers in the English department are welcoming and kind. I couldn't ask for a better foundation on which to begin, and yet, I still have a high level of anxiousness that I can't shake. Today, my cooperating teacher told me that it will go away once I completely take over all of the classes. And when she said that I only felt more stress. However, she has been through it before and appears to be quite trustworthy, so I am going to take her word for it and try to go to sleep tonight without taking anything to knock me out. 

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  1. She is right. I remember that same anxiety...and it slowly melted away as I got involved with the learning of the students and making plans. You will do great. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ride! Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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  2. Rest easy. In a short time you may be asking why you were so stressed.

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    1. We shall all cross our fingers that what you predict comes true!

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  3. It is hard work and it will make you tired, but your anxiety is natural. Just breathe. It sounds like you are in apt hands!

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    1. I really needed that breathing reminder. I keep on catching myself not breathing deeply enough. Many thanks!

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