As I sit and watch the Packer game, I am also looking over my lesson plans and making a to-do list. I go back to work tomorrow after a 10 day Christmas break. I would say I am a hard worker. I would say that I am analytical. I would say that those two traits have put me close to burning out. But now, I would also say that I am refreshed. I had decided that I was not going to touch any school work or read any teaching blogs, websites, or professional books over break. I think that is one of the best things I could have ever done for myself and my students. I am going into tomorrow with a game plan and a clear path for the week. Happy New Year to me!