July 30, 2010 – Ode to a Summer

Summer is almost over; it’s hard to believe that it has gone by so quickly. Not to say that I have not enjoyed myself thoroughly. It has been an active and fun summer and I have enjoyed it thoroughly. I am just sorry to see it end and to know that friends that I have seen, made and enjoy very much are far away (or at least far enough that I cannot run out on a school night). I will be back to the grind soon, my mind filled with lessons, plans, backup plans, standards, projects, tests, and ways to make all these things interesting and as fun as I can for my students.

I’ve gamed, I’ve bellydanced, I’ve read, I’ve written, I’ve seen movies, I’ve hung out, laughed, played, etc. Now, that’s not to say that there haven’t been low points; every time has them and there have been a few this summer. I’ve missed my friends whom I wish were nearer, had some rough times that I wish they were there to help with. I’ve curled in bed and cried and Ben has soothed and comforted me. I have appreciated him immensely.

I’ve enjoyed slow mornings in quiet, letting my mind roll and roam and pour out at my fingers. It calmed and centered me and gave me peace to start the day. I am the type that needs time to myself in order to re-focus and function, no matter how I enjoy the company of others. That time served me quite well and I am thankful for it. I shall have to continue making some quiet time to myself when the school year begins, it’ll be of immense help.

It has been quite a good summer, all things considered. Thank you to all who made me so.


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