Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Summer is here.

Those who know me know that I work in academia and have been here for a long time. Not dead sure why I stayed this long other than I really couldn't find any other place that would have me. In my line of work things are seasonal. There is a definite ebb and flow to things that I have to admit lends some comfort to life. May is insane with papers coming due, grading to get done, and events that need to happen. We get through graduation, handle a few other incidental events, then it's all over. I taught a class the last two weeks in May that helped me to "walk off" the term and now even that is over. Summer is here. Yes I am working all of it, but now is a time to rest, relax, and reflect about the future. Fall will be a killer with me taking nine hours, but I'm looking forward to it. I've discovered that I like research, and my writing can always improve.

This Summer I need to:
  1. get more active. I spend way too much time sitting down in front of a computer.
  2. work on personal relationships that are near to me. I had to put a lot of stuff on a back burner last Spring because of my schedule.
  3. watch less television. It interferes with the above.
  4. work around my house. I've got a great place. Time I put some effort into it.
  5. learn to cook a few more dishes. I've got my standards, but there's a lot of stuff out there that I don't know about.
  6. learn to really relax. Life is short and I feel like sometimes I've wasted too much of it worrying about things over which I have no control. God will hold me accountable for these days so I might as well make better use of them.
  7. prepare for Fall. I need to work smarter and that takes preparation.

Here's hoping!

1 comment:

Dark Blue said...

I was proofing your stuff and found the ref to your blog. Thought I'd check it out. Plus, I'd like to learn more about this blogging thing. Sounds intriguing. Your "things I need to do this summer" could be my list!