Sunday, March 16, 2014

Will I Make it Through This Week?

This is our last week of school before a week-long spring break.  This winter has been especially rough.... the polar vortexes (is that the right word?) have brought nasty cold and snow over and over again, keeping me and my family inside more than usual.  Add to that the crazy assignment schedule for some coursework my district is requiring for my job and some personal things I'm struggling with, and you get a big ol' mountain of overwhelmed.

I need sun.
I need warm breezes.
I need time with my girls and my guy to just do nothing if we so choose.
I need to find me again.

This year for spring break, we decided to take a few days and head out of town - south, but not more than a day's drive, just to get away from HERE.  I'm hoping this week-long hiatus from the routine will help me get my head in a good place to finish out the school year strong.

I'm already thinking about next year, and ways that it can be better.
I've got plans and ideas; now I just need to figure out how to make those ideas work.  I need to reach out to some people I know for help along the way.

That, my friends, might just be the hardest thing of all.


  1. I feel your pain. Seriously, can we be asked to measure anything else? Argh. I hope your break recharges you in all the best ways. I need to take a page from your book about finishing strong because I can feel myself limping and lurching toward summer...

  2. Good for you! I'm thrilled that you get to head out of Dodge for a week of sun with your special people and celebrate the possibilities. (I'm jealous!) I agree with you though -- between this never-ending winter, new standards, new evaluations, new jobs ... the newness overwhelms any stamina we may have had in the past. May you be refueled. May you be rejuvenated. May you get the strength you need to keep going, keep planning, and keep dreaming! b

  3. Thanks for sharing this "slice." I, too, am looking forward to a spring break next week. I agree that this winter weather has taken a toll on all of us. I hope you can rest and rejuvenate a bit and come back from break refreshed and ready to finish out the year!

  4. I hope your vacation recharges you so you're revved up for the remainder of the school year. May getting away help you have a new outlook on things.

    Good luck getting through this week. The week prior to a vacation always feels longer than it should.