I always think of my Dad when I use the term “Checking In.” That was a cardinal family rule…we ALWAYS had to “check in” to let our parents know where we were or were going to be. Well, I haven’t been very good about “checking in” with this blog recently. There has been a lot of LIFE happening in the last few months, [happy and busy times] and I’ve been immersed in the moment.
My summer was full of family and joy. The slower pace was wonderful. Now that school is back in full swing, I miss that more reasonable pace of life, and my reading time! I remind my students every day that it’s not about how fast you finish, but about the quality you put into it. I need to listen to myself! I can’t really slow down the pace of the school year, but I need to remember to take time for myself, for the little things…and for my reading, too.