Thursday, August 9, 2012

Last Day of Shingling

Tomorrow (Friday) is my last day of shingling for the summer. After tomorrow, I will be in full school mode, getting ready for my 7th year of teaching. The last day of shingling, signaling the end of summer, is always very bitter-sweet. I am excited to meet a new batch of 6th graders. I am excited to do some new things with ancient civilization. I am excited to start the football season with my 8th graders, I am looking forward to working in air conditioning, and I am a little tired. However, I will miss my crew greatly. I will miss working outside. I will miss the physical nature of shingling. I will miss summer and the freedom/relaxation it brings. I think it is unfair how fast summer went this year. It's crazy to think that another year of school is only days away. Where does time go? Is there anything we can do to slow down time? I am not sure. But I do know that with how fast time goes, make sure you take advantage of your opportunities and get the most out of life as possible. Don't waste your time being mad or irritated. Don't spend your days "wishing" things, instead, make them happen. You, whoever you are, are in control of your life. You are in control of the decisions you make. So, when I wake up tomorrow and put on my shingling shorts and shoes, I will be thinking about summer, and looking forward to another school year that is upon us. 

1 comment:

Lillian D. PHMS said...

School is almost here. I'm so excited. Also I look forward reading blog posts on Water for Sixth Grade.