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I imagine (because that's the closet I will ever get) that Olympic athletes know exactly what I am talking about. Yes, my Olympic obsession continues. They are standing on the edge of greatness or the precipice of failure- these things are decided in seconds. For the rest of us, our calm before the storm may take longer, but the possibilities are the same.
This is my calm before the storm. One week before school starts back. Every year it's so tough to get back in the groove, just one of the reasons I wish my school would go to a year-round calendar. I dread this week more than the actual first day of school. This is when the nightmares begin, the anxiety returns, the storm clouds gather overhead. You've never had a nightmare till you have a teacher nightmare about an out-of-control classroom.
Eventually the storms blow over. The skies clear. The sun comes out. But in these final moments, I try to embrace the calm, the still, the quiet.