This time of the year, I crave rest. I crave those moments when I can let my mind be and not think of deadlines and all I am expected to do.
This time of year, I feel emptied and long for time during which I can recharge. I know that Christmas is near and that the preparations for this celebration are often exhausting. And yet I look forward to getting ready for this day. My preparations are simple and centre around my family. For me, this day is one of togetherness and rest.
This time of year, I look forward to the break from work. I look forward to the time when I am not preparing lessons, juggling my work obligations and my home obligations, thinking of my students’ needs. I find that I need the 2 week break to gain my energy once again for the next stretch.
This time of year, I crave rest. And am now counting the days until I am able to do so.
Do you crave rest at this time of year?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016