Right around this time of year, I start losing my drive and inspiration. I start thinking of my yearly winter trip to New York City and that helps keep things moving along. When in New York, I try and soak up as much inspiration for work as possible. They say, when you find someone or something that inspires you, you try to get as close to being in the same room as that person to internalize the same energy. It’s the same for me when I go see theatrical productions in NYC. I take in as much information as I can to bring it back to my programs and students. This usually gets me motivated throughout the rest of the school year and into summer, where I take another yearly trip to New York. This year has been tough because unfortunately, I was unable to make any trips in the summer, as I moved into my new position at the district. So, right now, I’m running on theatre fumes. All will be restored in December.