Today is the day! Wheeeeee! Today is today is today is today! Day 180 is almost done for students. This has been a quiet blog year as I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out who i was outside of teaching. However, I feel like this year – most likely due to that very process – has rejuvenated me.
Also, and this is terrifying in many ways for me, I’m not teaching summer school this year. It’s been fourteen years of summer school for me. Fourteen years of working with students who need extra help, extra company, extra something. I can’t believe I’m going to take an actual break.
I think I’m finally starting to accept that it’s okay not to do everything. I’m 41 not 21, and if I am to be the best teacher that I can be, I need to rest. I’m so grateful that I’ve found some younger teachers that have the enthusiasm when I’m tired. It’s been a solid year.