Back to school. I always have mixed emotions about this time of the year. I have been teaching middle school art for almost 30 years and as much as I love it—with all my heart—I drag my feet a little bit more each year as summer comes to an end. Where in the heck did the last three months go? It was an emotional summer for me and my family with Jack's surgery and my daughter's wedding. Next week I will be greeting my new students, approximately 180 of them! I sigh a huge relief knowing all is well and I can now turn my focus toward an optimistic school year.