I realize is is a few dates late, but Happy New Year!
One of the benefits of working at a school is the breaks. I realize how lucky I am to have a job where during last two weeks of the year I work 3 days. That’s a sweet deal, let me tell you. But it’s really more than just something nice. Having built in breaks really helps me to refresh and refocus, and because everyone else is also on break, it’s different from taking a vacation because I don’t come back to hundreds of emails.
During my breaks I like to almost entirely unplug, which is why I didn’t post since Christmas Eve. I think it’s good to be able to disengage for a while, to refresh and refocus in my personal life as well as in my professional life. I spent time with my husband, kids, niece, nephews and friends. We had a full house on New Year’s Eve. I watched a ton of movies and got a lot of nothing done. But you know what? Sometimes you need to get nothing done, and that’s OK.
I wish you a wonderful 2012!