Today I appreciate Myself

I’m looking at the pile of ungraded papers on my desk, the pencil shavings, the dirty whiteboard, the books on the ground…

and after,
what feels like the longest day in the world,
I think it is time to appreciate myself.

I’m going home.

Tomorrow is another day where I can earn the appreciation of my students, my colleagues, my school,

but today,

I appreciate me.