Sunday, June 1, 2008

Anxiety

I don't know why I am so nervous, I get like this each year! I am nervous because tomorrow I start my summer 2008 swimming lessons. I think the main reason I am nervous is because of expectation. I am worried that I wont be able to impress the parents as much as I did last year. I get like this every year before the first day. But this year is so much more intense because I have for the most part all returning students, and they all are coming with expectations. My lessons are much different than public pool lessons, and last year kids excelled so much! I hope I can get them even further this year. I put so much into my lessons. More than I think a lot of people realize. I get personally invested into my lessons, and students. I am so glad that so many are coming back, I am excited to see how much they have changed over the year.

But for the most part I am nervous.
I know I wont be able to sleep tonight.

6 comments:

rain said...

You'll do great. I'm just sad I didn't get in on it already. I'm flaking EVERYTHING these days. Maybe next month?

KaSs said...

if it makes you feel any better jerome and i didn't sleep all last night either. its getting too hot, so swimming sounds wonderful! good luck with your lessons! You'll do great!

Angie said...

Come teach in Idaho:)

Jess, Dust, and Wyatt said...

Having coached for MANY YEARS too, I just want to tell you that parents will always expect more from their kids than they will from YOU. And with that said, the first day NOBODY expects to be brilliant. You'll do great, silly.

P.S. In regards to Kory's comment about the wetsuit...the water was actually quite nice but the swimming teacher is in the water for nearly 7 hours a day---so it keeps her from getting too wrinkley or waterlogged. :)

jbfly said...

So how'd it go????????????????????? :) I'm sure it was fantastic!

Amy said...

It went really good! The sun was shinning and all the kids were really excited to bet there. All of my last year kids have grown so so much!