Grasping with the reality that summer is just a different kind of busy
I, too, am a teacher, a 27 year veteran of the high school blackboard jungle. And while I no longer teach summer school or take graduate classes (can't go much higher than an EdD), my summer is full of home repairs and day trips with my autistic son. Plus writing and knitting! I think we need to realize that recharging our own batteries is "doing something"!
Thanks for the mention, Sarah! 😊 I truly appreciate the approach of acceptance to what is and leaning into the experience as it is right now- even if it may not be the most relaxing summer ever
Thanks for the shout-out. To enjoy summer, I think we need not only to give ourselves a true break from work, but also leave home for a while, because to-do lists and home projects loom when we're home. Home projects can be great and satisfying ... but, hitting the road with no "to do" other than get from Point A to B is one way to enjoy summer more. My summers were nuts when I worked full time and my kids were school-aged because I needed to enroll them in camps for childcare. It was not ideal, to put it mildly! Every one to two weeks, their quasi-routine changed. They needed to get bored and be left alone for longer stretches of time for their imaginations and self-reliance to kick in. Good luck with everything!