Students deserve my full attention. However, my attentiveness becomes heavily veiled as my day tumbles. I prepare diligently: researching, consulting, reflecting, organizing, creating, and revising, with the sinking awareness of the excessive variables creating barriers to learning in the run of a work day. I am a well-educated teacher, but I do not yet have a medical degree, law degree, business degree, office management, data entry training, or culinary expertise. I look forward to a day in Nova Scotia when I will again be able to give my students my full attention.