Chasing my tail #SOL21

It takes me a good week or so to settle into a teacher summer routine. You’re never really done on the last day are you? At least I never am. (If you are, I’d rather not know about that!) There are always loose ends to tie up in the classroom, PD for a day or two, and shifts to the general rhythm of the days and weeks to come.

But still, there I am on the first day off, wide awake at 5:00 AM. And then it hits me. I don’t have to have a “Manic Monday!” Phew! I can take my time and ease into the day.

Then I get excited! Which books will I read? Which new hikes will we try? Which plants shall I choose to finally finish off that garden bed? 72 days are waiting for something or nothing. Until then, I chase my tail. But at day 11, I’m beginning to slow down. Have you?

Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. And many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here every Tuesday throughout the year and daily during the month of March.

2 thoughts on “Chasing my tail #SOL21

  1. For sure, the heat slows us down! You describe the decompression of the school year so well. Summer is always hard for me because I have so many things I’ve put on hold “until summer” and then it’s hard to know where to start. I hope you find the sweet spot between effort and ease! Happy summer!


  2. It takes quite a bit of time for me to get my head out of school and fully relax. May your summer offer slow mornings and plenty do-nothing moments. And many good books to read.


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