I have returned from an eight-month hiatus from teaching (love the sabbatical) and have found renewed energy and enthusiasm for my work. I am also exhausted! I never sleep well before the first day of classes and since I teach 8-9 courses this term (depending on how you count them), there will be a few “first days.” Last night was no exception…..I either fell asleep at 1am and then woke up at 4am momentarily or else I fell asleep at 4am. Either way I need some sleep. But I’m glad to be back at work and doing what I love. I just wish there wasn’t quite so much to love sometimes!