So as I sit here and think about the many things I could be doing now that summer vacation is here;
file papers for next school year,
The one thing that keeps popping in my head is,
“Hey, I should start writing a blog.”
A blog? Really? Do people even do those anymore?
I feel like they are some long lost art form that has been pushed aside by Facebook, Twitter and whatever new social media is out there now. That being said, I am writing my first post in my new blog titled, “This is my life.” I am not writing this in hopes of starting some sort of following, but more as an outlet for myself and my sanity. I used to write everyday, anything and everything, it didn’t matter what it was and I thought I should start doing that again.
As soon as I tell anyone that I am a teacher the first thing I hear is, “How is it having summer vacation every year?”
You have no idea.
I feel like I work even more over the summer than I do during the school year. While there are no papers to grade or parents conferences I am preparing everything for the new school year. Not only am I
and setting up the classroom,
but I do this on top of entertaining a seven year old and two year old.
Don’t get me wrong, I love waking up later than usual and staying in my pajamas until unforeseen hours of the day. I just worry that I am not making the most of this time that I have every year and yet never seem to finish everything that I set out to accomplish.
Halfway through this first week of summer I am excited that so far, the time has gone by slowly.
I have had time to reflect on the things that should be important and the things that are important.
Like this morning as I sat on the couch, yoga music playing in the background, book in hand and both children occupied; one napping and the other reading. I could take that big deep breath and say, “This is my life.” No matter what, good or bad, ups and downs. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!