It is not healthy to hold that guilt that many of us feel. It wears you down like a stress on your soul. So today I felt guilt free, and I don’t even feel guilty about it.
Let me tell you why.
Every summer I dedicate time to go into school to plan for the upcoming school year. In the past, planning had taken up to 3 weeks of my summer mental relaxation time. Fortunately this summer all parties involved know that one week will be plenty. While the planning time is necessary (added bonus to doing summer work for the DOE is that you do get paid – say what?), the fact I have to go to the place I spend a very wearing day of the 10 months of my year – in July is enough to trump out most guilt I would feel for the rest of the year.
Ten months of my year are spent teaching underprivileged, under cared-for, under-loved yet entitled elementary students (the use of the word entitled here is very loaded and I’ll leave it open for your interpretation). Every one of those days I go to work is a day that I strangely look forward to (well… usually anyway, and not until I’ve fully woken up) despite the overly taxing expectations and demanding environment. The dedication, time, skill, and nurturing we (teachers and school staff members) put forth in our daily routines should entitle us a golden ticket to a guilt free life!
So please indulge me in a couple of pleasures I encountered today on my lovely stroll home, of course after I had my lobster roll lunch at Luke’s Lobster and a freaking delicious Rootbeer Float frozen yogurt at Yogurt-land!
YES! This is Rootbeer Float, New York Cheesecake and Orange-sicle frozen yogurt topped with cookie dough and Heath of course! 🙂
I also love watching these talented people! #newyorkdogwalkers
And Just in case you need a huge stone mermaid (?) head… inquire within…
Please enjoy some guilt-free time!