It is the first day of summer vacation.
Do you remember that feeling you had when you were a child and summer break just started? As a teacher, I still get that!
I absolutely love teaching, but I also absolutely love and need my summer vacation.
Today? Today, we pack.
Tomorrow? Tomorrow, we fly.
We will be making a 23 hour journey, not including taxi time but from airport to airport, across the planet again. I swear these little people we made have gone around the globe more times in their short lives than most will in a lifetime. When I was their age, the only thing that I had done that many times was watch the Care Bears movie.
But, back to today.
I woke up this morning, not to an alarm, but to my body’s natural fulfillment of sleep. It took me a minute to process what I was feeling. That feeling was rested.
I drank coffee. I read my book. Both for as long as I felt like. Then I played with my kids, packed a little, and got my running clothes on. I went for a little bit longer run this morning, because I could. I am not going to lie, one of the things I am really looking forward to this summer is putting in the miles. With no time constraints, I can improve my endurance and simply enjoy longer runs. I am going to run so much.
I am at peak summer vacation right now. The next few months will be spent recouping my mind and strengthening my body. I am really looking forward to finding and restoring that balance.