Yesterday marked the beginning of a most welcome break. Thanksgiving holidays are here, and my district gives teachers the entire week off.
I find myself revisiting summer’s promise to myself: make time for the people and things that matter.
Honestly, there hasn’t been a lot of that going on lately. The days have been too full with meetings, changes, issues. But not these nine days…
These days offer hope and promise.
I spent part of yesterday shopping and laughing with my daughter. Cookies were made. Bean dip devoured…recipe for that to come soon…
Today’s good gifts? A long walk, knitting progress on a sequined scarf, and reading all of Mitch Albom’s the time keeper. It’s a winner.
I hope to write about my impressions of that soon…many art ideas coming to me just from having time to sit and read.
This week has the potential to be a turning point. While the days will be filled with welcome Thanksgiving preparations, they will also be filled with free time.
There will be no runs to the classroom.
This is my “rededication to change” week. The holiday season is upon us, and I want to enjoy the moments. So, boundaries must be established, time for reading and writing and time with family and friends must be moved up the priority chain. This will be my gift to me: time.
It means the smart phone’s work email is turned off this week. Facebook time will be limited, too. I want to disconnect to reconnect.
Excited to see what the coming days hold…hopefully lots of creativity that will continue long after the break is over.