Hey there, lovely readers!
While my friend, Daile, is out gallivanting across the globe for a few weeks, she so kindly asked me to write a guest post for her wonderful blog, KISSMEOUTOFDESIRE. I was flattered and SO excited to be featured on her page because I love reading all of her posts. Please check out her page (and while you’re at it, click that little follow button). Daile is quite hilarious and has some especially witty dating quips, so I’m sure you will love her.
For my post, specifically, click 28 First Kisses to read the story leading up to the night I met Ryan and my life changed forever (swoon). Next, I will be posting about that fateful night we met over dollar beers at the local dive bar- so romantic, I know. Stay tuned!
I know I have been doing a lot of lists lately, but this one is pretty essential. One of the biggest perks of working in a school is the time off throughout the school year. I have been loving my vacation so far and was very sad when Ryan had to return to work this morning. Everyone should have a Spring Break! And here’s why:
- We all need a mental break from work once in awhile.
- Vacations reduce stress which, in turn, increases productivity.
- Who doesn’t like to travel?
- Or just sit on your butt for a few days?
- The house needs a good cleaning after being closed up all winter.
- Winter was horrendous this year and I think we all need a little time in the sun right now.
- If you have kids, there’s quality time to spend as a family.
- Or if you work with kids like me, there’s quality “quiet” time without kids around.
- Sleeping in once in awhile is essential to human sanity.
- Your health can improve from reduced stress.
- Work, work, work with no play makes for a lame day.
- Time to catch up on all of your favorite shows.
- Or binge watch movies if it’s rainy that day.
- You might remember why you liked your job in the first place.
- Work on developing a new or existing hobby.
- Enjoy the afternoon sunshine for once!
- Cook a fancy meal without rushing to prepare it after work.
- Forget your road rage by avoiding rush hour traffic.
- You could finally clean out your wardrobe of 10 year old ill-fitting clothing.
- You can get in touch with yourself again and find what makes you happy without the pressures of a work week.
Why do you need a Spring Break?
It’s the week before Spring Break here at school and all of my motivation to complete annual reviews, reports, and IEPs has gone out the window; it’s missing in action. You know how kids mentally go on vacation before vacation actually begins? Well, I have discovered the same damn thing happens to teachers. Technically I’m not a teacher, but I work with children in a school and they refer to me as their speech teacher, so I’m going with it.
It doesn’t help that today is pajama day as part of our Spirit Week celebrating Autism Awareness Month. Mondays are hard! This morning I realized that convincing myself to do work while I am in pajamas is even harder.
So, I am daydreaming about all of the glorious relaxation that I will be experiencing in only 96 hours when I am done with work for the week. I can’t wait for a mini getaway with Ryan to Burlington, VT. It’s one of the coolest little cities with great craft beer and farm-fresh food! Once we get back, I will be spending some quality time with the couch and probably doing a little cleaning.
Where’s your mind this Monday? Anyone else have Spring Break coming?