My friend, Jodi, at Clutter-Free Classroom is having a week-long linky party. I'm attending, fashionably late, but excited to participate. If you've not done so already, click over to her blog to join in on all the fun!
How I Am Spending My Summer Vacation
Other than the summer I got married, this is the first time in my eighteen years of teaching I haven't done anything related to work for the summer. Usually I tutor or teach summer school, or in my younger years would babysit. I walked away from my classroom in June and have loved every minute of freedom. I have no set schedule and have found myself being more productive than ever. My goal for the summer months has been to work hard at taking back control of my house - cleaning out clutter and all the things that have accumulated over time - and I've been pretty successful.
My other activity for the summer has been learning how to play golf. I've never played a sport, but my husband is an all-around athlete. He lives for golf on the weekends and after our last trip to Hilton Head, I decided to make good on a ten year old promise to just try. So, in April, he bought me a starter set of clubs and I've been taking lessons since June. I've been pleasantly surprised at how much I'm enjoying the process of learning the basics and I've held my own on the course the three times we've played. Don't ever say you're too old to learn something new!
I think giving myself permission to relax, take it easy and enjoy these precious days has been the best decision I've made in a long time. The thought of going back to work in August doesn't give me a headache or drain me of energy thinking of what I need to get done. I have truly spent my summer being on vacation.