I mean, it's been pretty official for a long time now, but still. STILL. This was different. Today I walked into this classroom:
And stood all the way down there in the very front of 147(!!!!) people and took control of my very own class.
All in all it went really well. I felt... smart? comfortable? Like I can do this and at least NOT pass out or have a panic attack?? (That's the one.)
In an odd way I enjoyed it, and that was both a relief and a little bit of a surprise. I look forward to standing here twice a week for the rest of the semester, and that's a big step. The students seemed to like it as well, so that's something, right? I did work in a Harry Potter image:
I want to believe that helped win them over, but it was on the last slide. STILL, now they know I am