I can do this

I can get through the day. I can do my job for the next few hours. I can remain productive. I will not go sit in my car and pretend to already be on my trip. I will not stare out my window and imagine that the mall is a new exotic locale and the students are natives to this wild wonderful land.
I can make it through today. I will not imagine the outcomes of “Who would you rather sleep with” in advance. I will not make up scenarios in advance for “What’s that guy’s story?”.
I will get through this day. I will not make threatening remarks to my coworkers just because I am leaving for 2 weeks. I will not insult or berate the people around me. I will remain ever charming and pleasant.