School holidays are here again, and the next two weeks stretch out before me, with minimal planned activities, and a gazillion things on my to do list.
There are the normal things: clean the house, declutter the garage, organise the office. Then the work things: unit plans, outlines, lessons for the first few weeks, excursions to plan. There are obligatory things: shoes for a wedding, preparation for ballet exams. Then, the things I want to do: blogs I want to work on, business ideas I need time for.
And finally, things for me. Sewing. Creating. Baking. Spending time with my family, both immediate and extended. Friends to see.
The thing that stands out to me most is time. I don’t have enough of it to do the things I NEED to do, let alone the things I WANT to do. And so, being the good economics teacher I am, I am reminded of scarcity: the economic problem of unlimited wants, being satisfied by limited resources.
And perhaps I should be in bed right now, instead of cursing WordPress because it won’t insert my photo into this post, but this is something for me. Something “fun”. Something that isn’t run around school or children or bloody ballet.
Despite all that, or perhaps because of it, I have returned to the blogging world. Since I stopped blogging about two years ago, I have finally finished my Graduate Diploma of Education, and spent 18 months teaching, mostly Economics and Legal Studies, but a few other subjects in there as well. My two girls are both at school, and both immersed in ballet. My youngest is 3! and creating no end of havoc with her three-year-oldedness. The balance I strove for has shifted. It’s no longer “achieving everything”, it’s “not falling in a heap on Friday night”, which, I must say, I do regularly.
I’m sure I could go on, and regale you with my exploits of the last two years, but really, there’s going to be plenty of time for that.