and sometimes…it’s all worth it.

Total exhaustion is setting in this week. I’m not sure why. But, just as I think that I can only stumble through the day, I get this entry in one of my students’ reading journals.

Dear Miss S—
Hey! Guess what! I finished that book! [Perfect by Natasha Friend] And I’m starting to get this reading thing! Now, when I get home I actually want to read! And I do! My mom thinks I’m crazy! Anyways, I only had like three pages left after SSR today and I finished! And then I picked up another book! It’s, like, nuts!

The exclamation points are her own. The small dance of joy? That was mine.