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.