I have a friend at work who always says, "breathe!" It's humorous sometimes, and sometimes it's needed! When I get overwhelmed or stressed or frustrated, she'll see me in the hall and tell me to just breathe! :-)
I haven't been overly stressed, or incredibly overwhelmed, and I wasn't frustrated at all... but my soul cried out for a weekend to just breathe! Do you ever get in that mode?
Every weekend I have been on the go, go, go! As I look back over the last month or two I realize I have had plans and events and fund raisers... something (a lot of times more than one something) each and every weekend! So I decided this was my weekend to breathe!
Believe it or not, as social and involved and busy as I am, at heart I am a homebody - I love spending time at home! So I came straight home after work Friday and I promptly turned my phone off! (Okay, so I actually just turned the volume down - I would need to know if my family needed me, but I didn't want to hear it ring!) I went more than 24 hours without hearing my phone ring! It was wonderful!
Do you ever just take time for you? I know it's hard (especially those of you with spouses and children) but I think it is so important and so healthy to give yourself some quality time with you! So for this weekend, that's just what I did... cancelled all plans and did whatever I felt like doing at the moment (which was not much, lol).
Other updates from me...
This is my student teacher's last week! It's been wonderful having her because I have been able to get SO MUCH DONE! She is wonderful and is really going to be an asset to the profession - I really lucked up to get her! However, it is very hard to share your classroom and your students with someone else! I love what I do and sharing my space and watching someone else teach my kids some of my favorite lessons is tough! I will hate to see Rachel go, but I am excited to start teaching again (Thursday)!!
Also, Fall break is next week -Mmmmm! I can't wait and it seems fall weather will get here just in time! It has been somewhat cooler, but this week it is really going to begin feeling like fall with lows in the 40s and highs in the low 70s and even 60s! Over fall break I will be heading off to the mountains with Moo and La...
We have all kinds of big plans... there are no TVs at the spa and we have all kinds of fun things planned to fill our time together! The biggest plans, however, are to enjoy each other, enjoy life, RELAX, and be pampered!