Teachers, man. Done at three and have the whole summer off? Cake.
*insert collective teacher eyeroll here*
To be honest though, it is pretty awesome to have the summer off. I look forward to it, and it comes just when I need it. I’m not going to give the spiel about how teachers do more than 9-months-work in 9 months, because I’m assuming, if you are reading this, you know that. We need some time to ourselves.
Or working a summer job to make ends meet. Whichever. That is not what this post is about.
Assuming you’re not working this summer (like me), after about 2 weeks of blissfully doing nothing you might get…bored. Like, real freaking bored. This is dangerous to teachers because we are the type of people who are almost always doing something or about to do something. Earlier this year I came to the realization that I no longer have hobbies. I’m serious. I work and when I’m not working I’m probably sleeping.
So, heeding some professional advice I am making a summer plan. I want to enjoy my free time—but in order to do that I need to use that free time in the best possible way. I need to do things I WANT.
So I thought I’d share some of my summer goals:
1) Fitness. I’ve been slacking a little bit on my exercise lately due to the craziness at the end of the year (excuses, I know). This summer I am going to challenge myself to be more active. More specifically, I am going to start C25K once school gets out. This is something I know will be difficult but rewarding.
2) Photography. After I realized I had no hobbies I decided I wanted to take up photography so I impulse-bought a camera I really couldn’t afford. However, turns out I LOVE it and am even kind of ok at it. I want do some local traveling/day trips to places I want to photograph.
3) Singing? The question mark is just because I haven’t set this one in motion yet. I used to sing and I love to sing. Helping in the school play reawakened this for me. Next summer I would like to maybe audition for some local theater. However, I would like to take voice lessons just to get back into shape vocally. Haven’t called to inquire about them yet, but I have every intention of doing so.
So those are some of my summer plans. What will you do to ward off the boredom?