Celebrating R & R

 

My typical day goes as follows:

5:45 Wake up

5:47 Brew coffee

6:00 Begin getting ready for the day (clothes, hair, makeup)

6:30 Warm car up

6:35 Eat breakfast and brew more coffee to-go

6:45 Leave the house

7:00 Meet with co-worker to carpool

7:30 Arrive at school

8:00-4:30 School

4:30 Leave school

5:00 Arrive at carpool meeting location

5:10-6:10 Gym

6:15-9:30 Rest

After a long day it’s always nice to sit down and reflect on all I’ve accomplished. From coffee to school to gym, and throw in an hour commute (round trip), it’s a long day. I have to cherish the rest I get. I’m especially thankful for the rest I get on weekends, although I worked at the bank today from 8-12.

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I’m first celebrating rest today. Check out Ruth Ayres Writes to see what everyone else is celebrating.

Rest keeps me going.

Rest provides rejuvenation.

Rest keeps me sane and healthy.

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Secondly, I’m celebrating reconnection this week. On Wednesday a group of my friends and I spent the evening getting together. Since no one could decide what to do, it was up to me. I suppose you could probably guess where I chose.

A coffeehouse.

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I loved catching up with my friends and taking a few moments to reconnect with them. I also tried a bubble tea for the first time (almond and blueberry). It may be one of my new favorite drinks – it was so fun to drink and it was also delicious. However, I’m still trying to figure out why they call it tea.

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Today after work I met up with another friend for lunch. Because it was a place of my choosing, we went to a coffeehouse. Albeit, a different coffeehouse than I went to earlier in the week.

Yet another moment of reconnecting with a good friend.

This week has reminded me that I need to spend time away from my teacher persona. Although I love education and teaching, I need moments for Kelsey, not Miss Empfield. I need balance. I need rest. I need moments to reconnect.

Cheers to a great week!

 

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