A Time for Rest

I’ve enjoyed a wonderful week off school this week – gotta love Mardi Gras and south Louisiana!

I needed some time to chill, and that’s exactly what I did. After a great visit from my precious nieces, I spent the rest of the week at the beach! I was able to do some reading — Dead is the New Black, My Secret Hollywood Life, Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites, Crank, and Marked. These are all the first books of series that my students are devouring, so I’ve been needing to read them for myself. I see the appeal of all of them, good stuff indeed!

I also read (listened to, actually) Seth Godin’s Poke the Box, which was awesome! I’m ready to go back to school next week and START SOMETHING! Part of the problem I’ve had in the past is that I get burned out and distracted when I take on a new idea. I’ve got to find some balance, which has always been a struggle of mine. I need to start taking a step back from my techie obsession to participate in my personal life. After reading about the Sabbath Manifesto, I thought I would give this plan a shot. I’ve set up my guidelines (no computer, no social media, no texting, phone calls only under 5 minutes, no watching junk TV shows). I survived my first 24 hours, and I’m quite proud of myself. I’ll post again about this after a few weeks if things go well!

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