And just like that, the summer is over.
I know, I know… The overwhelming majority of adults in this world don’t even get summers off and I shouldn’t be complaining, but no matter how great summer vacations may be, it always sucks when they do finally end.
No more pool. No more naps. No more quality time with Wifey and The Squirt seven days a week (I’ll have to settle for two plus evenings for the next nine months). No more going for wonderful sunset runs after the kiddo goes to bed. And while it’s not the end for cookouts and watermelon and sweet tea and lemonade, none of those things taste quite so heavenly when the weather is cold.
I mean, whether you’ve got a summer vacation or not, I think you can lament the end of all that awesome stuff right along with me, can’t you?
Despite everything, the return of school is a genuinely exciting venture even eight (eight!) years into my teaching career, and with that excitement comes the deliciously rich complexities of autumn—a season that, despite not being quite as amazing as summer, actually doesn’t suck.
So in an attempt to pump myself up for the beginning of autumn, I wanted to delve into my Top 5 Reasons For Looking Forward to Fall. Here they are: (more…)