I’m in Sacramento, gearing up for another AVID Summer Institute. I have an illusion that I’ll get a little feeling of a vacation, staying in a comfy hotel, eating at favorite restaurants. Wonder why it’s so easy to forget that it is 100 degrees and smoky out, and that I will be working every day. It is a very intense week. I will be co-facilitating the Administration for High School strand in the mornings and the site team sessions in the afternoon. I feel so lucky that I enjoy the two women I will be presenting with, and know that they are good presenters. My new school is here as well, and I will begin bonding with them this week. It’s funny, I still don’t really feel a part of the new school yet, although they are very welcoming and completely including me as part of their activities this week. I tend to see the institute as my work, employed by AVID. Yet it is also my time to become a part of the new school’s team. So far I’ve made plans to have breakfast with them tomorrow morning. Probably dinner as well, which will be nice. I’m fortunate that I know them already, and like everyone. I just have to include this change of focus in my plans for the week.
I have brought books to read, my journal to finish filling up, and fruit and yogurt for the mornings. The biggest treat is that cushy Sheraton bed! I know, my focus will change tomorrow after I begin going to meetings. What bed?!