Lame Platonic pun: I'm trying to become the Ideal Teacher--in other words, I have to fill out a Form. (Except for National Board purposes, it's more like several thousand.)
Sad truth: Once I've completed the pile of NBPTS paperwork, I have to finish doing our taxes.
Observation: The closer the goal, simultaneously, the more achievable and impossible. An optical illusion of the will.
Back to work!