It is summer and for a teacher that means so much. For 9 months out of the year we work so much unpaid overtime, so many hours away from our families and so put so much effort into our work that the exhaustion is difficult to compare to anything. However, summer is our reward. It is what we daydream about and talk about, it is what we work so hard to get to. Paid or unpaid, that time off is so important to our rejuvenation for the upcoming year.
I look forward to these days off like crazy. 10 weeks of family time and love and laughter. Sleeping in a bit, having play dates, catching up with loved ones and just overall enjoying the calmness of life. Except that I am doing none of that.
Do not get me wrong this summer has not been a complete fail, it is just not been ideal. We spent the first week of summer cleaning out our house and going through all the closets to prepare for our gigantic garage sale of baby and kid stuff.
The second week was a beautiful getaway to Cancun, so obviously that was fantastic. However, when we returned it was so awful hot that we stayed indoors watching movies and doing a whole lot of nothing.
Then for nearly 2 weeks my parents stole our kids for random camping trips and the husband and I used that time to finish prepping our garage sale and having that as well as organizing our garage. All things that needed to happen, but not fun things.
Here we are now 3 weeks away from my return to work and we have accomplished cleaning and organizing the house and spending a lot of time in front of our TV and tech devices doing a lot of nothing. There are so many reasons we are not out and about and they are good reasons, I promise, but I just feel blah about this. I am actually ready to go back to work, to get back into routine and to have something to look forward too.
I need to get out of this funk and find some exciting adventures. I look back at my previous posts and I see that we have done so much this summer but for some reason I am just not grateful. I will be working on this, I will find our joy and excitement soon. This has not been an easy several months and although our family is working through some pretty rough stuff we will come out of this.
Send good thoughts friends,