At this time of year, many teachers have a number of “countdowns” going on. Now that my shipboard travel and flights have been officially booked, I am very excited to begin counting down for my Grosvenor Teacher Fellow expedition! My to-do list to complete before then is very long — including getting a complete medical physical and being deemed well enough to travel, creating and printing business cards to network with fellow passengers, and reaching out to media sources to report on my fellowship and expedition — but I hope the anticipation will help get all those jobs done quickly. As of today, my countdown is 6 months, 2 weeks, and 1 day. The countdown is definitely on!