Roller Coasters, Summer Break and Other Thoughts…
The school year is like one big roller coaster that starts in August and stops somewhere in early June. Though I absolutely love my job, I find that I have energy highs and lows throughout the year. I stepped off the 2010-2011 roller coaster in June at the lowest point…weary and (like when I ride actual and not metaphorical roller coasters) a bit dizzy and disoriented. I had wonderful classes and enjoyed the additional responsibility of the Math Team. I just felt like I gave it my absolute all and here I am in June…collapsed in a heap.
That being said, it is summer break and my primary goal is to rejuvenate: rest, relax, reset and other words that start with “re.” It is (at least this is what I told my two beautiful children) a “No Project Summer.” We are not going to “re do” anything–at least I’m not. I say this as my husband is wrapping my son’s bedroom with a big thick stripe of navy blue paint. They have ordered and are anticipating an Air Jordan vinyl insignia to add to the room’s decor. Not me…no, I planted pumpkins today and did a tiny bit of weeding (and I do mean tiny). Later I hope to finish a chapter in the Hunger Games (a book…reading would be unheard of during the school year–a luxury I just can’t afford).
With that being said, I’d like to say…I hope you are also allowing this summer to be what it is intended to be…a vacation.