Since I wrote about my Summer Shelfie list earlier this week, I thought I’d write about what my mind has been on instead.
A few weeks ago I read a great post comparing summer to a weekend. For me, July is Sunday–meaning I have to go back to work “tomorrow”. Even though I have over 30 days before I go back to school, I can’t help but start to feel a little bit anxious about the impending start, just like I do every Sunday evening.
Somehow this summer has really gotten away from me. Usually by this time I’ve read several PD books, lined up ideas for next year, met with colleagues to plan. But here I am, having done little (or nothing) to prepare. Now, I know you’re probably thinking “Kristy, you just said you have over a month to go”, but I can’t help feeling as though I have a TON to do and little time to do it!
Sitting in front of me is this pile of books I want to read, browse and reread before school starts, but behind that pile are the reasons I haven’t done much yet: family (for me that means my husband and three dogs–hehe). After spending two weeks in Michigan, where I did nothing to prepare for school, of course, I have been home for a few days and still have done nothing. During the day we stay pretty busy trying to keep Georgie (the new pup) from peeing on the floor or eating the furniture, which means we stay outside all day. By the time evening rolls around I’m exhausted from being outside in 100+ degree heat all day.
Pitiful, I know.
But tomorrow I plan to get down to it. I’m going to take a break from reading novels for a day or two (hey, I can’t put it off too long!) to focus on some school work. I need to get something accomplished before our vacation, so my anxiety levels can go down.
It’s frustrating, because while I have so many goals for school to accomplish, I also planned on getting some projects around the house done, riding my horse A LOT, reading at least 15 books (I think I just finished number 5), and so many other things. I’m bad about thinking so far forward that I miss what’s happening right now, which I’m afraid is going to happen to the whole month of July.
So I’m going to spend a couple days on school work, and then I’m going to enjoy every. single. day. of this Sunday month so I can be refreshed and ready for my next batch of kiddos!
Happy summer–enjoy your time!
I’m joining Michelle Brezek at BigTime Literacy for a one-month blogging challenge. I will be trying to blog every day. Eek!