During the school year, we barely have enough time to eat lunch each day. The afternoon bell rings and we make a mad dash to the fridge to grab either a well-constructed, thoughtful, nutritious lunch…or leftovers from the previous night. Either way, the race is on. We are competing against an opponent who has the upper hand throughout the school year and more often than not, wins: time.
Isn’t this why summers are so cherished? It’s not the sun…. or the projects…or even the vacations: It’s the time. The school year is consumed with time-takers and the summer is a time-giver. The school year leaves us asking “Where did the time go?” and the summer’s reply is “Don’t worry, you have plenty of time.” If the school year was a meal during lunchtime, it would be fast food…The summer, however, is a sit-down restaurant with a full menu and most importantly, time to order, eat, and reflect on the meal before leaving.
As you think about your summer (or what’s left of your summer!), I’d like you to consider your “time menu” and what every teacher should order during their break away from school. After looking through the summer menu, you’ll want to select a beverage, appetizer, salad, entrée, and of course, a dessert.