This summer is different, though.
No, I'm not going back to coaching summer track. Taking a year off from that last summer after 12 years of coaching each hot summer was great. So great that I don't think I can go back to it, even though I love the coaches and love being around kids who are actually dedicated to the sport.
No, I'm not going to teach summer school. That was a promise I made to myself when I started teaching. I had been around too many summer schools and too many summer programs to ever allow myself to teach summer school. I also value the break and the recharging that comes with not teaching in the summer time.
I need to use this summer to figure out what I want. What I want to do, what I want to be, where I want to do it, and how I will go about doing it.
Large stuff. And really crazy that in my thirty+ years I haven't been able to figure this all out yet.
This is what overwhelms me right now.
How am I coping?
I am searching, I am exercising to release stress, I am trying to listen to myself, I am learning from everything around me.
Is it working?
Only time will tell.
This was my Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. You can join allthingsfadra's linky list with your own thoughts or read what other people have written off the cuff. All it takes is a five minute free-write and then posting your blog to Fadra's site.
Today's prompt was, "What feels overwhelming to you right now and how are you coping?"