Summer is approaching

I have been reading many plans for summer projects from my Feedly list. Some great inquiries happening over the summer months. I love the self directed PD, and the time for personal inquiry. Like 20% time, or Genius Hour, or I-Time, but an entire summer of it.

As for me, I will be taking the opposite approach this summer. I will be disconnecting. No internet and no school. Not until August (well, I will occasionally check my email). After finishing my M.Ed (this friday), I need time away from personal inquiry and writing. I need to let it all sink in. The best way to do that, in my experience, is to put it out of mind. Sure, it will sneak in there every now and again. I will get ideas, and I will jot them down. But, I hope to have the strength to let them go, and to just enjoy the moment as they happen. If they are great ideas, they will return to me when I need them.

This summer I plan to:
  • Read nothing but fiction and poetry.
  • Write nothing but fictional stories and poems. 
  • Watch and make films. 
  • Garden. 
  • Canoe. 
  • Bike rides. 
  • Trip to the park.
  • Climb a tree.
  • Hike and walk.
  • Enjoy each moment.
It is the last one that I am most hopeful for, and where I see the most potential for my practice. I hope to be able to learn to enjoy the moment, to live in the experience more deeply, with stronger connections. Zen would be the word I am looking for, whatever that means.

I guess I do have a summer project.

See you next year.


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