Back to the Grind

After a two week break, I’m… Well, I’m not quite sure. It was certainly nice to be home with my wife and kids, especially after such a long year of graduate school and teaching. However, I took home a stack of papers to be graded, lesson planning, and had a variety of other work related mini-projects I wanted to to start. And I did next to none of it. I have found over the years that winter break is far from relaxing. The holiday season is so tense and so filled with family obligations that I never feel rested. That’s not to say it is bad (I have to be diplomatic of course), but it is certainly not calming.

Spring break is a whole different story. Not that I am counting the days.

One thought on “Back to the Grind”

  1. I agree with you 100% about Christmas Break not being relaxing. I’ve blogged a bit about my family trip during Christmas Break. What I didn’t say on my blog was that my first preference would have been to stay home, rest, veg and do things at home as a family. But no, gotta deal with holiday traffic on the freeways, lots of rain, crummy motels, and family obligations.

    So, is Spring Break really about Easter or giving teachers a slight breather before the May-June/end of the school year stress?

    And, wishes for you to have a Happy New Year Dan!


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