Thursday was my last day of high school for the teaching year, so of course it felt like the longest week of humankind. BUT NOW IT’S SUMMER VACATION! Woohoo! Normally, summer is my favorite time of year because I can finally slow down, listen to the pace of my own body instead of a bell schedule, enjoy mornings in the garden, and pretend for a few short months that I’m a full-time writer and not a high school English teacher with eight classes to manage.
That garden is glorious. Enjoy it! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Robin Wall Kimmerer says about mothering. Thinking of you as you are in this space figuring out what the metamorphosis will be.
You have a wonderful attitude about approaching this time before your youngest goes off to college. 💜This is my first summer without a child at home. My youngest is a college junior and because of a gap year followed by COVID, their launch into adulthood has been slow. I’ve been struggling a bit this summer and trying to navigate my feelings...going with the flow while trying to stay open to what’s next. Letting go while holding them close in my heart. Time in my garden is so calming and healing. 💜