I found this quote on my friend's Facebook status, and it rang true for me.
"A teacher is somewhere in the world tonight preparing lessons to teach your children while you are watching tv. In the minute it takes you to read this, teachers all over the world are not only saving lives, but they are also sacrificing their own time for your child's literacy, prosperity and future."
Conferences are coming, so that means grading, grading, grading. Wish me luck!