Sometimes when you make so much time to plan for a big event, you might miss out on the event.
When my husband and I got married, we decided on a time to stop planning and start enjoying. The two of us shared an intimate breakfast the day before our marriage--we talked about our hopes with regard to the celebration, and then we enjoyed the many events related to the weekend celebration. Of course there were a few unexpected surprises, but with regard to the big picture, those were a small part of the overall joyful event.
Big events at school are similar. We spend a lot of time prepping for these events, and then when they happen, it's very important that we focus on the positive and the good that all that prep and planning created. Of course there will be unexpected events, events we can analyze before the next big event, but in general, before a big event, it's good to simply ready to enjoy the celebration and be glad for the good study, practice, and presentation celebrated.
We are fortunate in schools that we have the chance to work with depth with many to create and produce wonderful learning events, events that entertain, inspire, and teach others. This work is exciting and wonder-ful, the kind of effort that exemplifies the best of whom we can be on our own and with each other. Onward.