Thursday afternoon the Easter break was near and I consciously made the decision not to take any work home with me for the weekend. I had prepared the lesson for my return Tuesday morning, so I left my prep folder lying on my desk. I left the projects completed by the children there too – making the decision to correct them after the long weekend. I tidied up my desk, closed the blinds and windows and shut the door behind me.
I took the walk home, revelling in the air that felt warmer than it had during the past week – daring to hope that Spring was on its way. I was looking forward to the break from routine and the chance to rest: rising late with no pressure to rush and complete tasks by certain deadlines.
I woke Friday morning and sat, bleary-eyed, to write my blog post. My brain froze and I said to myself, “No, I need a break – a complete break.” I got up and called to my children. “I have finished,” I told them. “You may play on the computer.” And so I took the decision to take a break as well from social media as well.
The weekend was spent reading, sleeping, and spending time with family. We ate together. We chatted. We looked through old photo albums and reminisced. We watched a movie together. The children hunted for Easter eggs. We ate chocolate. And I rested. Waking up this morning I felt rested and ready to face the next three months until the next break.
Did you enjoy the Easter weekend? What did you do?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013