It's that time of year, my friends! It's the time when the trauma from my spring season has waned, and I feel the urge to sit in front of a computer screen once again. I know that all 3 1/2 of my readers have been waiting with bated breath since my last post, so please exhale once again... maybe even take a few deep belly breaths for good measure (you haven't breathed since March!).
For anyone familiar with my profession, you are aware that the winter and spring months are the world's worst. During this past school year, I wrote many extremely verbose reports. As the school year came to its conclusion I took a little time for reflection. Most spring seasons are rough, but this one was especially brutal. I graphed out some personal data, and I came to some clear conclusions. You know the world's most cliché job interview answer? The one where they ask you what your biggest weakness is, and you feign thoughtfulness before your scripted response flows out, "Oh, I don't know.. Maybe that I work too hard? That I care too much? That I take on too many tasks?" Unfortunately, this was partially my reality. Looking through my schedule, and charting everything out I realized that I had said "Yes!" too far more things than a workweek could ever possibly accommodate. I volunteered for work that brings me joy, but as my mandatory obligations increased, it left me with too many tasks and not enough spare minutes to... sleep.
Coming Your Way
This summer my husband's work schedule has been a bit of a drag, so I've spent quite a bit of time at home in the D.C. area verse going on any major vacations. I always like to spend my summers working on small bits of self-improvement in the hope that when the school year starts up, a few of those things will stick. So in addition to some life updates, that is what you can expect in these upcoming posts... and hopefully news of the launch of my good friend's new blog.