And I'm still freaking out.
This is the moment where things get real. In about 25 minutes, less by the time I finish this post, I will have students coming into my class for the first time. Will I make a good impression? Will the students understand what I am trying to convey with the activity? Will I be able to manage forty students for an hour? Do I have enough material? Will they like me? Will I like them?
I'm freaking out.
But I'm also excited. This could be my moment to shine. I might be able to infect them with the same hunger for knowledge that a select few of my teachers were able to give to me. I might be able to be that person in their life that makes a difference. I might realize, as I've been hoping, that I love every minute of this job.
Wish me luck.