In less than 24 hours, the majority of teachers across the country will be heading back to work, like most who have been on vacation, including our students, with a sigh and weighted-feet. I love my job, don’t get me wrong, but who doesn’t love the freedom that time off from work provides? Right now, I am 67/33 about going back. I thrive on routine, I am energized by my career, and tomorrow doesn’t seem so bad. Talk to me right after my alarm clock goes off and it might be a different story.
These past two weeks have been rejuvenating, rewarding, and have provided me ample reminders about gratitude and what is truly important in life: family and love.
I’ve also had a great sense of accomplishment with the time off. I’ve been able to check off many tasks on my To-Do/Want-To-Get-Done-Someday list.
What I’ve Accomplished Over the Holiday Break
- Take inventory of what is truly important to me and purge what has been taking up far too much space in my world.
- Mentally and physically recuperate with my husband.
- Celebrate Christmas.
- Organize my workspace.
- Organize myself and my goals both personally and professionally.
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- Read four books:
- Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
- Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
- Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
- Started reading a fifth book:
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Completed listening to the Serial podcast
- Watched some movies:
- “The Hobbit”
- “Into the Woods”