I did some math recently. There are 365 days in a year, minus my 182 day teaching contract, leaves me with an awesome 183 days of non working. Okay…I know, I’ve included weekends, but regardless, teachers have a sweet gig!
I particularly feel this way on the summer equinox. This is a photo of tiger lilies in a roadside ditch that I captured exactly one year ago.
June 21, 2013 dawned clear and crisp in Galena, Ohio. I’m looking forward to a beautiful blue/green day filled with MY agenda. It really is neat to be a grown-ass man on summer vacation.
For me, summer has never been just about professional growth; it’s primarily about personal growth. In summer, I read, explore, experience, investigate and push boundaries. My wife calls my little detours jaunts. She calls them jaunts, because often, they’re short-lived. But many of my excursions have added tremendously to my life and made me a vastly more interesting person, particularly to my students.
So what are you doing today?