The end of another school year has transpired, or is that expired? Thus endth my 26th year in education. Yikes. I must be old. I feel old. I know that the expectation is that now that the school year is over that I will “revert” to my “natural state” of staying up all night, not getting up until noon and mindlessly try to “recover” from the past 180-days.
Yeah, I’ve figured out in my 26-years that that is pretty much a recipe for disaster. Yes, I’ve turned off my 5:30am alarm, but after this weekend I will endeavor to map out a plan to get back to the things I love but have neglected over the past 10-months (playing music, photography, this blog/podcast…) AND begin to build next year’s curriculum plan. i just finished a hell of a trial by fire, I need to learn from the experiences and make many changes so that I can continue with, hopefully, less wear and tear from the all-consuming business of public school education. At least that’s the plan. In the meantime, here’s a video from 15-years ago that was recently posted for the 5-year anniversary of the passing of the purple one, Prince. The beauty of artistic excellence needs to be continually celebrated. I can only hope to leave similar reverberations of meaning when my time comes. Enjoy.