Today is the first day of our April vacation. I always look forward to a week off, but this year I really need a break. I need a break from Zoom. I need a break from all day mask wearing. I need a break from constant worry. And so, I am taking one. I’m taking a complete break from school.
I’m planning to read books (not professional ones).
I’m going to write (for pleasure).
I’m organizing (because it gives me a sense of control).
I’m cleaning (see above).
I’m paying bills (I’m behind.).
I’m going to take care of appointments (has to be done).
I’m driving with my husband to visit my sister-in-law and her family. It’s been 18 months since we’ve seen her (to return to some sort of normalcy now that we are all vaccinated) .
I’m going to sand, prime, and paint a chair (I have time to complete a project.)
I’m going to do some gardening (It gives me hope.).
I’m taking a break and hoping to return to school next Monday with energy and optimism to finish out one of the hardest school years ever.