Going back to school later today, my wife and I must, yet again, face reality that summer vacation DOES eventually end. However, looking back on the photos we took this summer we smile realizing we spent it well.
Some advice to young, new teachers, if you can swing it financially, don’t work during the summer: go travel! The majority of all teachers quit before their 5th year. Fight burnout, exhaustion, and frustration by resting and recharging in the places you love. Money can always be made (or lost) later. Invest now instead in experiences and adventure that will have payoffs for the rest of your life.
© 2010 David Mach