This time of the year is bittersweet. Sweet because we finally have beautiful weather and long sunny days. Bitter because life doesn't stop in the summer time. At least mine doesn't.
You may already know that my husband is a teacher. Which means a number of things. He gets to sleep in til the time I take my lunch, he gets to stay up late, he gets to devote hours upon hours on his hobbies, he gets to be outside as much as he wants. The list goes on and on.
So this is a little complain-y post from yours truly. Because the first little bit of July is always hard for me. Because I'm jealous. And that's hard for me to say. I think the hardest part is dragging myself out of bed knowing that he still has hours of sleep ahead of him. I love my sleep.
But the reality is that I didn't choose to be a teacher. I don't think teaching is for me. And I like my job! But I am surrounded by teachers. Many of my family members and friends have the summers off and it's hard to ignore that. It is a little bit of a running joke that I am the only one that works during the summer.
To combat this, I have taken a few days off from work this week to enjoy the beginning of summer with Mike. Having a vacation to look forward to really helps keep my spirits up. We have a little something exiting planned that involves lots and lots of fireworks! We will be celebrating two great countries this week! The other great thing is that my job offers shorter hours during the summer. I have been around long enough to know that is a huge blessing. I am so grateful for this!
I am calling all those that work normal year-round schedules. I know that there's lots of us! I refuse to be (too) mopey these next couple of weeks.