School's out... almost
Only a day and a half to go. The excitement at school is palpable. You may think the kids are the most excited people in the building about summer vacation, but you'd be wrong.
I always get restless this time of year, like I need to go job hunting or something. What do I do with ten weeks off, anyways? I have to fight the urge to paper the town with my resume looking for that perfect, new job.
I don't even know what I'd do. Perhaps I could usher at the local professional baseball stadium or give swimming lessons. I have actually (in the past) looked into doing landscaping work, but was laughed at when I asked about doing it part-time because I wanted to still enjoy my summer break.
But why is it that I feel the need to fill every moment of my life with activity? What is wrong with down time? Why can't I have ten weeks with no plans? These are questions that bug me and that I really cannot answer. The simple, truthful answer is, though, I must have something to do.
So what will I do this summer? I will be grading our state standardized tests for part of the summer and taking a four-week class for the other part. Perhaps less fun than ushering baseball games, but I'll get paid well for doing both of these and they'll actually help in what I do the rest of the weeks of the year.