Between doing work over the holidays…and not 

Between feeling like I’m ahead…and knowing I’m really behind

Between feeling obliged to prepping 5 courses during a short winter break…and recognizing the untenable nature of doing so 

It is possible to be both a good educator, a “count on me” employee who “gets things done”…and be a good parent, mom, wife. But not always simultaneously. 

And right now, in this moment, I’m choosing Option 2.