There are two days of school left (with kids) and I could not be more excited! I have had a tumultuously wonderful first year of teaching, but I am very much looking forward to my first summer as a teacher. I will still be teaching thirteen days this summer (some for four hours, some for twelve) but that means I will have about fifty-nine yes, I counted days of paid freedom. I found a quote that I absolutely love stating that teachers on summer break aren’t on vacation, but they are just collecting their overtime. That couldn’t be absolutely more true. Next year I am going to start tracking every minute that I spend working on/in my classroom, grading, rehearsing, working with our show choir on weekends, etc. I can almost guarantee that I spend more time working during the school year than most people do working year-round jobs (that they get paid a lot more to do). HOWEVER, this is not a blog post to whine about my job, it is to celebrate my time off! Now, I shall continue this post in list form to commemorate all of the things I will want to do this summer. I will cross them off as I go through them in the next few weeks.
Celebrate my 23rd birthday, which is ironically the day after my last day of work Read Me Before You
- See the movie
Babysit my goddaughter for a week Go camping Visit Brookville Lake
- Go on a Segway tour of Cincy
- Visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Go to Kings Island at least three times Visit the Cincinnati Museum Center Run the Color Run in August
- Blog more often
- Go on a weekend trip somewhere outside of Ohio
Attend a concert Binge watch a pointless show on Hulu or Netflix Do something nice for someone else Take an entire Monday through Sunday week without thinking about work
I think the only one that will be a true struggle to complete will be number fifteen. It is very hard for me to go even a few hours without thinking about a song idea, an activity or a list I could make to better prepare myself for the next school day, week or year. I think trying to complete this item off of my list will be hard, but very necessary for my mental well-being. Wish me luck!