The Trouble with Summer

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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.

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One Reply to “The Trouble with Summer”

  1. Yeah, I’m afraid my whole summer is going to be like that, unfortunately. I do have this Fourth of July weekend as a bit of a summer break, but unfortunately it’s really the only break I’m going to have. I’m trying to at least claim some afternoons as time off so that I’m not grumpy when school starts.

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