Today is my last day of summer. Academically speaking, that is. Tomorrow, I report with the masses of teachers in my district to get re-aquainted with our buildings, teammates, and how best to educate our youth. New year, new philosophies.
Gone are the days of sleeping until my body feels like waking up. Gone are the days of getting up at 5am for a run to beat the heat, because I want to, and I can always go back to sleep after. Gone are the days of late morning coffee dates. Gone are the days of early afternoon happy hours. Gone are my “summer problems” that weren’t really problems at all. Gone are the days of forgetting WHAT day it is.
I’m not really gripping. Because as much as I enjoy the summer break from the stresses of teaching (I know we all have work stress), I also enjoy starting again. See, I’m type A-(yes, that’s a minus), so a good schedule or routine or PLAN is kind of great for me (fitting, that the runner thing worked out for me too). But, I think I’m flexible enough to stray from the plans/schedules/routines when needed. Hey, I’m a teacher. We stray and improvise all the time! Yet, it’s the plan that drives me though. And it drives the boy cray-zay.
And the boy will have his hands full come the end of August. Because not only is this month the start of the school year, but it’s also the start of the next step for “us.” I’m moving in! We’re so excited! And you ladies know what this means! *wink, wink* That’s right…divvying up the household jobs. I don’t have to do everything for myself anymore! 😉
The new living situation will take me farther north, so I’ll be leaving the Boulder area. Instead, I’ll be in another great outdoor/active/college community that I love: Fort Collins. Oh, I’ll still be close to the mountains with tons of trails and a fun downtown. And I’ll still be in the Boulder area every day, because my job takes me just outside of the town. But, that means a bit of a commute. At least temporarily. The boy and I love the Boulder area and hope to be back down this direction in the next year. Just need to put a pesky little house on the market at the beginning of the year and sell.
This month will be a busy one, but a rewarding one, too.
Oh yeah, and I mentioned something about fall running goals. That post will be up shortly.