February 24, 2024

Exhaustion & Rest

Author: Aubrey
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I’ve started and deleted blog posts on a couple of different topics this weekend, and I just can’t seem to settle on anything to write about.

I think it is because I am exhausted.

The end of the year is always crazy, and this year felt even more so, being my first year in an administrative role. To add to the fun, our building is being torn down & reconstructed over the next 18 months, so we have to pack up and clear everything out. Add it all together, and the result is that I’ve been running on fumes.

If the building is going to be torn down, we may as well
tag the walls before we leave, right? 🙂

This weekend, finally, I’ve gotten the chance to rest. Like sleeping for 9 hours and then taking a 2-hour nap in the afternoon. And getting out on a good hike with my family.

It has just made me think about how little our culture values rest…even though we need it so much! I feel rejuvenated after this weekend, and I’m confident that I will go back to work tomorrow with a better attitude and clearer mind.
As summer begins, whether you work through the summer or have a couple of months “off” (since most teachers are never really off), it is a time when we think about rest and refreshment. Maybe rest looks like sleeping. Maybe it looks like getting outside. Maybe it looks like spending good time with family and friends. Or maybe it means picking up a new hobby! Whatever it means, I’d encourage you to make an intentional plan for rest, refreshment, and rejuvenation this summer. We all need it…and your students & coworkers will thank you in the fall!
With that, I’m off to cook and watch TV and prepare for a BBQ with friends :-). Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

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