Friday, March 27, 2015

SOL Day 27: Guilt-Free Break

This past week has been my Spring Break from school. My sons' break was the week before mine. I had a list of things that I wanted to do this week, but mostly I just wanted a chance to regroup and recuperate so that I can go into the last nine weeks refreshed and rejuvenated. 

At the top of my list was sleeping in. Considering the fact that I usually wake up at 5:00 am, sleeping until 8:00 was considered sleeping in. I had two movies that I wanted to see that were still in the theater. I wanted to spend some a couple of days getting back to the gym. I also wanted to read some books just for fun. I accomplished all of those things things this week. I also have a massage gift certificate I wanted to use, but I'm going to do that this weekend.

One thing I did not have at the top of my Spring Break to-do list was school work. I am going to tackle that this weekend, just like any other weekend. I have to go to the library and get books for my class, I have to plan out the topics I have to teach for the last nine weeks, and I have to refresh supplies in my room. 

When it comes down to it though, I am not going to feel the least bit guilty about spending time on myself during my break. I am not going to feel bad that I read romance novels on my iPad rather than a professional book. I am going to enjoy the memories of having lunch at a restaurant in the middle of the week with my husband. And I am going to remember the days that I was home to greet my boys when they got home from school...guilt-free.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a perfect break. I wonder if people with non-teaching jobs feel as much guilt as we often do when we actually take time off from our work. Don't work too hard this weekend. You're still on break!