I shouldn’t even be writing this blog post. No really, I should work on publishing a different one right now – but I don’t! And the simple reason is this: procrastination.
Now, the post that was planned was really aimed for something that is very soon to be a part of my everyday life again: lesson planning. I will get to that post absolutely, but as I started to think about it and even draw up some bullet points for it something struck me. I used a lot of my time to avoid doing this, at all! I spent time reading blog posts about blogging, watching YouTube videos about different topics of interest, but I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to do.
That’s when it struck me – I was procrastinating instead. Suddenly I realized that oops it’s August already and I essentially have four, perhaps five more days before I’m expected to go back to work.
Don’t get me wrong, I like what I do, but this year has been…well weird and information as far as how the beginning of this semester was supposed to start has been non-existent. Trying to force my brain 🧠 back into work-mode? Nope, simply wasn’t working out at all today…
So why do I choose to put this out there? Simple, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only teacher (or student) right now being stuck between excitement for the start of a new semester full of promises – and the dread of what a new semester actually means in times of work. Am I the only one wondering where the summer holiday 🌞 went? No one?
Soon it’s time to go back to school and hustle for a semester, but for now it’s ok to stay inside and continue to read a book, blog post, play games or continue watching Netflix. For some reason, I find this easier if someone gives me a pass so here is yours! If you feel like really using the last bit of free time, before your lunch and bathroom breaks once more will be slotted into a schedule – take time doing what you feel like doing today.
Next week will come, and hopefully my brain decides to co-operate a bit more once I’m back in a familiar setting (sort of) and back with colleagues – at an acceptable level of social distancing of course 😅
What do you look forward to most this upcoming semester? Is there something you fear since this year is different from others? Let me know in the poll below 😃