In Which I Stop Living For Summer

Monday, August 11, 2014

Today I return to the daily grind. 

Summer is over and it's back to school for me and my colleagues. And our students return next week. 

I had a great summer.  I saw Beyonce and Jay-Z perform live. I went to BlogHer '14 where I saw Kerry Washington, partied with Rev. Run of Run DMC, and met Arianna Huffington. And I even hosted a blogging conference of my own

But still there was so much I wanted to do but didn't. 

I didn't spend enough quality time with my family and friends. I didn't go to New Orleans with my husband. I didn't work on landing new freelance writing gigs or on building this blog. I didn't truly enjoy my city the way I wanted to and I didn't read all the books on my summer reading list.

The other day while looking over my list of summer intentions I said to myself, "Oh well, there's always next summer."

Then I stopped myself. 

Why do I keep acting as if life ends when school starts?! 

Sure, it's easier to write, build my business, and hang out with loved ones when I don't have to be at work 8 hours a day and spend my evenings grading papers. But this doesn't mean that I can only have a life two months a year. 

Plus, I really like my job! Teaching the gifted and amazingly talented students at my school is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. It's my mission to inspire my students, but they have no idea how much they inspire me. 

So this school year I'm going to use all that energy and inspiration that I get from my students and pour it into all the work I do both inside of the classroom and outside. 

Of course, my teaching career is my priority August through May, but I'm still going to make an effort to spend more time working on my business and freelance writing career. And I'm going to make an effort spend more time with family and friends and my husband, too. 

You may not be a teacher, but chances are you can relate to this story. Is there something you want to do, but you keep putting it off until the right time? I have news for you: there is no right time. That's what this summer taught me. I was sure that I'd be able to accomplish all my summer goals because I'd have a copious free time. But each day that time was eaten up by something -- cleaning, cooking, laundry, sickness, laziness, moodiness, etc. 

The New Living Translation of Ecclesiates 11:4 reads: "Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest."

And this isn't just a verse for those working in agriculture, y'all. 

There is no perfect time to start pursuing your passion. Start right now. Work with whatever is in front of you and with whatever time you have. Do one small thing each day to move you closer to bringing your dream to fruition. Sow the seeds. Otherwise you will never enjoy a harvest. 


  1. This is a great reminder! I definitely have a couple big things that I keep meaning to work on, and I keep putting them off. I want to take steps to carve out time to work on these things! Thanks for the inspiration

    1. I'm so glad my post could push you toward pursuing those projects!

  2. Call girls are quite responsive to the customers when they are thinking to find pleasure in life.
    People in the modern world are always looking for stuff related to escorts booking because they want
    to ensure sexual pleasure for the better quality of sex.There is no need to think about the quality
    of sex in the Guwahati Escorts because these call girls are too impressive for sexual performance and
    if you are thinking to track the fast results for sex life then you must check the right services
    of call girls. There is no need to worry about bad sex life when you are going to disclose the services
    of escorts.Explore more and more sex with Guwahati Escorts and the call girls are highly responsive for
    the bold moments and features.Maybe you are thinking that bold moments of the call girls the time has come
    to explore the sexy services for the bold requirement and bold requirements can do with the right services.
    Guwahati Escorts are now going to show you the ultimate cool performance of sex and this performance may never
    forget by you when you choose the ultimate services of sex.We are available the whole day and night that is
    24 hours to make sure you get the best escort service from our company in Guhawati.
    College call girls in Guwahati
    Independent call girls in Guwahati
    High profile call girls in Guwahati
    Guwahati call girls
    Assamese call girls in Guwahati
    VIP call girls in Guwahati
    Guwahati call girl
    Nepali call girls in Guwahati
    Call girl in Guwahati
    Call girls in Guwahati