My To-Do List
18 June 2013
I’m a teacher. People think I have “summer’s off.” I am contracted to work 185 days. My salary, however, is divided over 12 months. Essentially, I’ve earned the eight weeks.
But, here’s where I get a little crazy.
During the school year, my alarm goes off at 5:00 am (but, I’m usually already awake thinking about my first period class). I drink coffee, return emails, walk the dogs and arrive at school at 7:00 am. From the moment my students walk in the door, I’m on. Sometimes I joke that I don’t teach. Instead, I do three stand-up shows each day for three very different audiences.
After school, I come home. I feed the dogs. I walk the dogs. Between reading essays or stories and planning community service activities, I reply to emails from parents and students. Somehow, I squeeze in laundry, snow shoveling or gardening, and housework.
With summer, I am without a schedule.
Here’s today’s “to-do” list:
Walk the dogs
Drink a beer
Tomorrow’s “to’do” list:
Read The Fault in Our Stars
Do not get in car
Or, none of the above.