"How do you spell relief?"
Today the answer is not "R-O-L-A-I-D-S."
Today the answer is taking off your shoes and socks and, while you let your aching feet rest, knowing that you have put in a very full and productive day. Relief is finally being able to take a moment, or two, to sit down because you probably have not had a chance to actually sit down for more than three whole minutes. If you were lucky, you were somehow fortunate enough to find five whole minutes to take a break from standing (leaning on a table or a wall in attempt to stop standing does not count). Relief is knowing that all in all, the day went very smoothly and according to plan. If it didn't fully run according to plan, it was easy to find a solution because of the good, responsible people that are around you. Relief is knowing that no matter how horrible a task may seem, it is actually just a little better because you know that you work with people that will find a way to see something positive and fun in any situation. Laughing. Relief always involves laughing. Usually the more the better. Relief is knowing that it's ok that no one outside of your workplace really could understand what "a day in the life" really entails. Relief is coming home and putting everything aside for a the rest of the evening. Relief is knowing that we are one year away from the next TAKS test.
It was a BIG day that was a BIG success. Hopefully in a few weeks we will see BIG results! That, too, would bring some BIG relief.