Today, I spend a few minutes meditating and reflecting on this opportunity to teach new and returning young people across many content areas. Last school year, I cultivated habits that have helped deal with stress, a constant and sometimes unfriendly bedfellow. I repeated the mantra #letgo and cleaned house internally, as well as externally (in the classroom and in the home–at least one closet!). At this time, the beginnings of a new and probably constantly changing, unpredictible school year (with 5 preps), I hold within me the #less-is-more mantra, but also #presence. May kindness guide my days and continue to fill my nights with the love of my family and friends. Peace. Peace. Peace.