Tomorrow is my all day, all 6th grade, Day of the Dead festival. I have never attempted anything on this scale before: organizing activities for 192 kids over five hours, coordinating 10 teacher schedules, 18 parent volunteers and over 20 student facilitator/helpers. It has been a massive undertaking, and the final week of preparation ended up being one of the busiest I’ve had in a long time (filled events unrelated to preparing for the festival).
I hit a wall last week, and I hit it hard. I’m sick. I’m exhausted. But I just had to keep plowing through because what other options were there? Shit needed to get done, and no one else was going to do it. After a month of working my ass off to make this thing happen, I am SO READY for it to be over, and to get a little (much needed) rest.
Tomorrow I’ll wake up at 5am to get to school early. I’ll move the final materials into place, have the art teacher paint my face, and hope that everything goes off without a hitch.
Wish me luck everyone!
(Oh, and I can’t wait to jump start my writing after such anemic posting last month with 30 days of uninterrupted posting in November! Woot!)