I’ve been looking forward to it all school year.
My getaway #wayupnorth vacay. Time to relax, refocus and reinvent myself.
trading in the screams of my students for the cry of the loons.
the smell of the lunch room for the spicy aroma of the ancient cedar forests.
my desk for a deck and recess for rest.
googles of geese—I mean gaggles of geese. Peace. Tranquility.
emails flying, no wait, eagles flying over head.
Stop. It. No more work.
We went canoeing on an awesome lake, no houses, no cabins, no people. Just us and the loons. The name of the lake: School Lake. No joke.
Went went paddling up a remote creek. Chopping through the brush, we passed a beaver dam, several SCHOOLS of fish and ran into a man who is a PRINCIPAL (go figure) at Principia Boarding School, in Illinois.
I was shopping at the Great Lakes Tea and Spice Company (which has THE BEST aged cherry balsamic vinegar ever. Straight from the bottle.) and the man ringing me up said, “I bet you’re a teacher.”
Me, with mouth and eyes wide open, “How did you know?”
Clerk: “I can tell. You have so much energy.”
I was only buying tea and vinegar. Carpe Diem.
Up North- I love you! I also love my work. When you love what you do somehow it stops being work and becomes joy.
Leave me a comment about what you are doing on summer break this year. I’d love to chat with you!
The Principal’s Desk
By Mary Kay kane
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