Plunging! : #sol15 19/31

Just before we left Cancun, on our last full day, I put on my bathing suit and took a plunge in the pool I’d been passing by every day before that last one.

I wanted to take a plunge but I just wasn’t ready to get back into the water until we were just about out of time.  I spontaneously stopped, removed my bathing suit wear, removed my sandals and handed Tuvia my iPhone preparing it to document this moment.  It was so easy, effortless as I plunged into familiar waters.  So great actually to be submerged.

Today I took another plunge.  Like my return to the water, I wondered if I was up for this plunge back into my PD work.  Last night I prepped with my HVWP co-facilitator and spent time creating a bit of a powerpoint- actually, a Keynote a la Apple.

We were ready, my cameras were filled with prepped batteries and my car, waited with tank full for me to wake up and get out of the house this morning by 6:15 AM.  Funny, it was a big deal back home even though we were up most mornings in Cancun to enjoy the sunrise.

At 6:15 I was in my car with almost enough sleep to drive up to Ellenville and arrive just before we would be presenting a day of PD beginning at 7:50.

It was a smooth ride up, Mary and I arrived around the same time, we were greeted by a welcoming principal and our first group was arriving  in the conference room smiling.

And throughout the day that I had plunged back into I was happy to be back, plunging into warm waters.  Like the plunge I took in Cancun, here, back at my own high school years ago, back at the high school where I began my teaching career, I plunged back into warm waters, but as happy as I was to be there, I was fading, wondering if I had the energy I needed to get back home.

I did but it was a struggle.  It’s hard to be back and plunge into familiar waters of home.  But it was worth it and tomorrow, I have my video to finish for Saturday.  I’m hoping to remain in pjs for as long as I can.

Could be snow to watch.  Could be fun.

But I miss the warm waters of Cancun.


5 thoughts

  1. Great photo Tuvia! 🙂 Plunging back into work does have an energy all its own, however, it does take stamina. I felt your end of day tiredness, glad you were able to make it home. I’ve been in a school this week and by the second day, totally exhausted (sleeping by 8:30). Guess my stamina’s waning too.

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