Today as I was hiking the Pine Tree Loop trail at Aguirre Springs (built for mountain goats) I lost the trail at the top. I began to think about the panic and struggle when people lose their way and of course education during the pandemic came immediately to mind. Here’s what I learned today. Stay calm and be ok with the fact you can’t find your path. Breath in and breath out. Look around and get perspective. Don’t panic and smile. If all else fails, make your way back the way you came. Which is what I did. Be gentle with yourselves NM educators as you work on these difficult paths. Keep your head and breathe. This too shall pass and what we thought was hard before becomes clear eventually.