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Toughest Back to School Ever – Putting One Foot in Front of the Other

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The September back-to-school transition always poses challenges for us, but this year it’s heavier than ever. Distance learning has been kicking us in the kiesters. As a family, we’re trying to get into a healthy rhythm and routine but we’re functioning in a world with no dependable tempo or structure. I’m tired, confused, and often completely overwhelmed.

Someone this week reminded me to turn the volume off on my movie. Focus on the actions, not the sounds. When I do that, I can clearly see that we’re all doing the best we can.

It’s going to get better, I know that much about transition. I also know that some transitions are quick and others take a good long while. It’s obvious we’re going to have to give this one time. I’ve been getting a lot of mileage from one of my favorite sayings this week, “Is there anything I can do less perfectly today?” Always. We’re going to keep our hopes high and our expectations very low. Here’s to another week of fighting the good fight.

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