It is still August 1st on the left coast. Yeah, yeah. I know it has been a while since I posted. I was waiting until August 1st intentionally. You know the drill: new month, fresh start, another chance to get it right. Blogging is like fishing. I can leave it for long stretches at a time, but the words and ideas always reel me back in.
It is no secret to my longtime readers that I shut down during times of stress and duress. The end of the school year was arduous, and I have had the summertime blues ever since. Record heat has been searing Las Vegas most of the summer and zapping every particle of energy I already do not possess, yet I know I need and want to write. Likewise, I know what you are thinking. What the hell is she doing? Educators have nothing to do in the summer. She should be posting all day every day. I bet she’s boozing and napping it up. I am the first to admit that I do not do much during the summer, proudly proclaiming it time for the five R’s: reading, relaxing, rejuvenating, reflecting, and refocusing.
Reading for enjoyment is one of my guilty pleasures of each summer. While I have not read as much fluff as I would have liked, I have curled up with more books than I have in ages. I have reviewed more informational texts than I have in years. And, by reviewed, I am not referring to reading up on and watching all seasons of True Blood and Vampire Diaries; however, I have done that too. Escapism for the win.
Relaxing has been easier since summer school ended. If it requires pants or a bra before noon, it is probably not happening. Without a doubt, sleep solves every thing.
Rejuvenating the body is as simple as eating the right foods and drinking lots of water. Rejuvenating the spirit is still a work in progress. My plan is to write more about this during the coming month of posts.
Reflecting equals asking myself many important questions (like those in this poster). Yes, there will be more posts based on my self-reflection and goal setting.
Refocusing is where I am today. After a summer of soul searching to uncover my true desires, I am attempting to examine my priorities and set some realistic and attainable goals. The idealist in me is ever hopeful that the coming school year will open many doors for me. I know that Opportunity is listening, and I am knocking.