I was talking to some friends of mine the other night, lamenting how the kids had to make up a bunch of snow days. Call me a bad parent if you want, but it seems like a big waste of time that keeps the kids in school when their heads aren’t going to be in the game. Two of the people I was talking to were teachers, and they agreed that kids check out mentally long before the last days of school, with one suggesting her student have already bailed (not the same since spring break) and the other saying she can’t get much done with the students after Memorial Day.
I bring this up not to rant about makeup snow days (got that out of my system ), but because the idea of checking out mentally resonated with me. I feel I’ve been going through the motions ever since I’ve been back from my Spring Break vacation. I’m here physically, and I’ve even been able to get some things done, but overall I’ve been much less efficient. Part of it was readjusting to a three-hour shift in time zones. The other part is the increasingly lovely weather.
It seems I’d rather be out and about doing other things than hunkering down and finishing a couple of projects.
The good news is, I think I’ve gotten the mental vacation out of my system, and I feel compelled to crack the whip again. The bad news is my mental vacation did put me behind on my planned publishing schedule. But, maybe I’ll get a second wind and get caught up. Who knows?
So, have you been all into work recently or have you had a bit of a mental vacation? If not, do you think you’ll start getting antsy as we get closer to summer? Or is summer when you do your best stuff? My husband actually says he likes working when people are on vacation because he can get more done (no one around to dump
silly unexpected projects on him or interrupt him when he’s in the zone).
That’s almost it for me. But, before I go: Happy Cinco de Mayo, and a happy 20th birthday to my niece.