We did it! We finally made it to summer.
Just like so many other teachers, summer holds a special place in my heart. But it isn't because of time off or quiet classrooms. I try to work a lot during the summer, teaching summer school and running meetings. So for me, summer just means a welcome change of pace. While it isn't usually any less busy, it does give me a chance to breathe, refocus, and work on professional and personal projects that I have been putting off throughout the year.
This year, what I've been putting off most are the things I take the most pleasure in. Things like designing, writing, reading... I can't tell you the last time I actually read a book for fun! This summer, I am really excited to take a deep breath and get back into the things that make me most happy.
So here's to the little things - the things that make us smile!