This is me mailing my Box to the processing center. What Box is this, you ask? Oh, my...it's the Box full of 40-ish pages of documentation about my teaching. The documentation is going to a processing center to be scored, to see if I can requalify to be a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). I first qualified as an NBCT in 2000. It's a rigorous process, but so worthwhile. I have never regretted the hours of work it took for me to quality the first time.
And now my 10-year certificate is almost expired! So I'm applying to renew, still a demanding process, but not nearly as demanding as the first time around. Back in 2000, my portfolio of required documentation was about 4 times as extensive as the one I sent in today. Plus there was an all-day test to take as part of the process; no test-taking this time.
Might as well sit back and relax...I won't get my results back until November. I'm headed to the soaky tub right now, and then early to bed.
It made me sooooo happy to send that box off in the mail today...