Seems like this summer has flown by! As an educator I am often asked this question nearly all summer long, “are you ready to go back?” I really don’t like that question. Even when I’m not at school, I’m working. Even though I decided to take a summer job at a department store and tutor the grandson of a friend of mine, I have also been meeting and planning with my team so that we are prepared when school actually goes back into session. For most educators, not working all summer long is not an option. We squeeze in some fun time with the family and maybe a vacation but a lot of us are planning, in trainings and preparing for the upcoming year.
I didn’t get an actually vacation this year but I did have some fun with my family, enjoyed my son and grandson for two weeks, and I even got to sleep in some days. The best part of my summer was having lunch or dinner with friends I don’t often get to catch up with during the school year.
In an effort to get some cleaning and organizing done around the house, I finally got a chance to start working on the garage. I got about half done when I came across a box that my aunt sent me over a year ago. She’d been holding on to it since my mother passed away a few years ago. I attempted to go through it when I first got it but didn’t get very far. Although it was still very hard, I’m glad I was able to do it now. After my mother passed away, I wasn’t able to have anything that belonged to her and that made me really sad. However, while going through her box, I came across an old driver license and her last pastport. It was awesome! It may not sound like much but for me, to be able to have just those two things of hers meant the world to me. To go from growing up in a house that reflected our family history to having it all lost after my mother’s death was very devastating for me. Not only did I lose her but I lost many things that meant a lot to me and my parents.
I didn’t get to finish the other half of the garage but with about six more days of summer break left, my goal is to rest, rest, rest! Goodness knows I’m going to need it! I am looking forward to another successful school year. I will have a new team this year which will be absolutely no problem for me because I am a serious social butterfly! Meeting and getting to know new people is one of my favorite things to do. I’m looking forward to seeing my students, coworkers and getting back to my routine. This is going to be a great school year!
Give, live and enjoy…🙂