So instead of focusing on the frustrations that really are beyond my control, I'm reflecting on what I hope to accomplish this school year. Maintaining balance: leaving work at work, and finding pleasure in the routines of my home life. Taking time for myself: through reading a good book or going for an evening stroll. Might even try to get to the gym a time or two (don't hold your breath on that one! :) ) Nurturing relationships: both with my family and friends.
Yes, these are my goals for this coming school year. I am confident thanks to the gift of a 3 day weekend (in which time I really have spent a lot of time thinking instead of stewing)that I can accomplish many of them...if I just remain positive.
And just in case my glass half full approach fails....I'm here to announce...
Only 172 days of work until Summer vacation strikes again!