Don’t get me wrong. I love summer. It’s one of the best things about teaching. That concentrated down time is really great. But I don’t quite feel like it’s summer yet. Yes, I was away last week and yes, that was good. But I’ve been working every day that I haven’t been on vacation. I have a lot to do to prepare for school and I don’t want to find myself two weeks before school starts with a million things to do. So I’ve been poking away at it. But poking away at it has meant several hours a day: 5 or 6 at least. And I’m feeling a little resentful. It has been yucky outside so at least I’m not missing that, but it’s still meant concentrated time in front of the computer.
I need to schedule more down time, not just an hour lunch, but whole days. Otherwise, I think I’ll be annoyed and won’t be well rested when school does begin.
I do enjoy the things I’m preparing. It’s fun, but it’s also work, using lots of brain power. And using the same kind of brain power for the most part. I need to change it up. Otherwise, the summer is going to fade and I’m going to feel like I didn’t really have one.