As summer break approaches, the last few weeks of school become that never-ending Friday afternoon clock watch. The days slow down, the will to live is lost, and getting work done takes five times longer than it should.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel but it’s just.so.far.away.
I’ve got papers to grade, class rankings to figure, textbooks to collect, and phone calls to make.
And I don’t want to do any of them. Not one bit. I understand the antsy-ness that takes over students this time of year. It has rubbed off on me and I can’t shake it.
But then again I’m not trying too hard. There are only eleven days of school left, for goodness sake.
So I’m embracing my lack of ambition. My nature is to go, go, go and do, do, do so doing nothing is welcome and ill-fitting at the same time. I don’t know what just sitting is. No multi-tasking. No to-do lists.
It’ll get done, it always does. I’ll have a burst of energy some random morning and, in a flurry of activity, get everything finished, breath a sigh of relief, and ask myself why I didn’t do that sooner.
But until then?
I’m just gonna sit here and wait for summer break.
Amen and hallelujah.