On Saturdays I’m able to wake up slowly, spending extra time in my PJs, sipping coffee, and reflecting on the past week. I often put in time planning for the upcoming week, sending emails to parents, grading work and reflecting on next steps. I’ll review my calendars, making sure I remember which meetings and deadlines are approaching. I’m not one to wait until the last minute, that just causes stress for me. My Saturday mornings may not seem glamorous, however it provides me with an opportunity to prepare so I’m ready for the week ahead. Saturday mornings are important to me as they help me center myself on the work at hand and what lies ahead. Once I’m finished, I’m able to shift my focus to other endeavors, knowing I’m ready for Monday morning. That’s when my weekend begins.