This has been one of the craziest weeks of my life. So much emotion spilling forth in drips and drops and cups and gallons and floods. A full range of emotions. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this much. And honestly, much of it sucks. I don’t like to feel anger or sadness. I don’t like to feel frustration. But it is what it is and I couldn’t stop the feelings. I had to allow myself to feel them.
Then there were the fires all around us. My school sits less than 20,000 feet from areas that have been evacuated. We haven’t been allowed to go outside for recess the entire week due to the smoke and ash in the air. And really…what is recess compared to people losing homes and belongings? Our principal and several teachers have had to move themselves or loved ones away from their homes.
It’s no wonder that I sit at home today with a migraine, watery eyes, and a dry, strained throat. The smoke got to me I guess. The smoke and emotions together pretty much knocked me out.