I'm in my final week of summer before work as a middle school teacher begins again. This time of year I'm always in a reflective mood.
I look back and feel so lucky to have had this time with my kids. We went camping, biking, boating, golfing, and hiking. We celebrated my sister's wedding, we did projects together, watched movies, and just hung out at home. It really was everything that summer is meant to be. There were many events and plans that we canceled due to Covid, but we did all the most important things. We missed friends, but I also reveled in the togetherness with my little family unit.
Today, I spent time registering for fall childcare and activities. It's less than usual, but still I can see the pace of our lives picking up.
As we move into a season of more busy-ness, more work, and likely more stress, this poem sums up the feelings I'm experiencing....