Like most people, I thrive on routine. Lately my routine has been thrown off due to conference week. Yes, I am probably the only librarian you’ll meet that does parent-teacher conferences.
How do I handle late nights + lack of sleep?
No water soy chai’s + petite vanilla scones,
50% off Amy’s frozen meals (if you must go frozen, you must go Amy’s),
giggling at advertising techniques on my commute home,
breaking out the “white girl” dance moves for spontaneous dance parties with my students in the hallway and backing out of drive-through lines with my co-worker when we’ve already ordered, only to pass the order box and have the girl inside ask if she can take our order. Tears erupting as we laugh and say, “no thanks, we’re good,” and continue on our way.
Yes, I’m loopy, and am very ready for Saturday, when I can sleep in. But I’m happy to report I’ve powered through and only have one conference left.
How do you power through when you’re lacking sleep and energy?