This isn't for those who are lucky enough to be at ALA right now. Please, continue your conversation. You deserve to be there. This is for the rest of us. And I need to write it now, because I might have the opportunity to got to Annual in the future, and writing a post like this from Annual would be disingenuous.
Basically, I've been thinking a lot about this time last summer, and this is the blogpost I wish someone would have written then. So I'm writing it for you.
Even if you don't think it's true, it is:
All your feelings are valid.
You are enough.
And you're not alone.
Here are some things I made on Canva. Print them out and hang them up; let them take you through summer. Picture backgrounds are by Flickr user Mark Kao, shared with a Public Domain license.
In the comments, please feel free to share any feelings or GIFs related to your feelings, however anonymously, about this week. And if you're not up to checking the #alaac15 hashtag, check out the #libraryYES hashtag. Lots of positivism and affirmations happening there.