I wish this pic were a bit clearer. If you haven't already guessed where it's located, I'll give you a hint: The Happiest Place on Earth.
As I leave the 2010-2011 school year behind this week, I release my worries over students' lives and choices, my fears about being laid off or having amazing lesson plans in place, and the stresses of this crazy year. I enter the world of summertime. Like Disneyland, summertime always blends for me yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy.
You need to understand, I have the perfect job for this world. My summers are off. I dream, read, and play. Dropping like chains, the former school year falls around me, and I'm a lighter version of me again.
In the world of yesterday, I'm a child once more, swimming all summer long with my sisters, brothers, and our friends at my parents' house. Even better now, we have children and spouses to splash and swim with.
Tomorrow is always before us and stands as hope for me. Hope for a relaxing, fun summer. Hope for better things, such as getting my house renovation completed before I'm 50. ;o)
My fantasies in the summertime are days spent at the cabin or afternoons on a beach. I'll at least get the cabin fantasy to come true this summer. I dream all year long of sitting on the front porch with my feet up, reading a book and taking long walks with my dogs.
Copyright 2011 Corrina L. Terry
Not very good picture courtesy of me!