This Time of Year

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?

Five-Minute-Friday-badgeΒ© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: surrender)

9 thoughts on “This Time of Year

  1. It’s such a healthier focus, isn’t it? To be able to slow down and concentrate on the things that matter most instead of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season.
    Peace for your restful December.
    Patricia (FMF#37)


      1. Used to be…. and I was kind of kidding – but treasure rest – even though the best part about a rich life is having some busy times when rest feels extra good –


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