I am getting used to this madness. I am running at full speed and I won't stop till next December, 2017. Even during vacation time I am still running. Graduate school is race to the end of the last class. To be honest I am worried about what next school year might have in store for me.
Summer vacation is here. I mean for me, after working as the Principal of Summer School I am in vacation mode. I am lazy. I slack-off often. The house is a mess and I don’t care. I have gone camping, discovered a new place to eat, and currently have family visiting. When family visits it is a great chance to play tourist in my own town. The redwoods are always breathtaking. The Santa Cruz beach boardwalk is glorious in its cheesy, sleazy fun. Pool time at the hotel will keep a three-year-old occupied for an hour. I am even sleeping in till 6 a.m.
What! I know, I am just so lazy. I was a juggernaut of early rising. 4 a.m. every weekday while I was running a summer school. It was grueling. I might have even been closed to tears at one point. Up at 4, grad school work, get kid up at 6, be at work by 6:30 am, home by 1:30, nap, get kid up from her nap by 3pm. It was a little too much to do. I often would work in the evenings too.
The regular school year is just around the corner and I might be a little worried. I find that I am showing signs of stress in odd ways. My tongue is constantly pressed against the roof of my mouth. The top of my mouth is now raw and irritated. There has to be a change in my mindset to help. I love a challange and I love learning. Grad school and I go together. This isn’t the worst experience I have been through, so why then the worry?
P.S. Going here for tonight's dinner!