The school year is finally finished. It was definitely one of the longest school years of my career and one of the toughest. I know that I probably say that every year but this year was different. Tougher. Harder. Let’s just say that I have cried more in the last couple of weeks than I have in months over it all. Even as I try to celebrate the end, I find myself exhausted, both mentally and emotionally.
All of that said, today I am leaving for a family vacation of sorts. I’m flying with my parents to Boston to see my brother who lives there. The best part is that my dad will get a big surprise once we arrive which I’m so looking forward to. It has been a very tough year for him, too. Needless to say, I need a break. There is nothing quite like getting a change of scenery to clear one’s head. This trip will be good for me.
I made a decision that isn’t typical for me. I’m taking a real break during this family trip. I won’t be blogging tomorrow. I don’t want to deal with any responsibilities even ones that I love. Instead, I want to focus on the time with the family. My carry on will be lighter without this laptop. On top of tomorrow’s blog, I will also be taking a break from doing the question of the day. So, the blog will be silent on Sunday. I assume that Rhonda will blog like normal on Monday. Then, I’ll be back with the question of the day on Thursday and my weekend blogs on Friday. I think the complete break from everything will be good for me. I need it.
Part of me feels guilty for this. The question of the day doesn’t take a long time to do. The blog should publish something daily, part of me says. The other part of me says that I deserve to take some time to have a short break. It will be fine. On that note, I’m off to the airport. See you all on Thursday!