This month I’m participating in 30 Days of Thanks (#30DaysofThanks) by writing a blog post about 30 things I’m thankful for. To join in, go to the link above. The best part is, you don’t need to have a blog or even be on social media to take part in the project; you just need to be thankful. I can’t wait to see how my life might change by spending the 30 days in November giving thanks for things in my life — every single day.
Today I’m grateful that I have a day off. It’s nice not to have to get up early the day after a holiday.
When I tell someone I’m a teacher, the first thing out of most of their mouths is how lucky I am to get so many vacations. Most of the time I’m slightly insulted, because there’s so much about teaching that people don’t understand. The long hours grading, planning, prepping. The dealing with teenagers (and their moods) on a daily basis. The years of post-graduate education for miniscule salary. The happiness that comes with hearing how I’ve inspired/helped/improved someone’s life. To reduce all of that to lots of vacation time is so superficial.
But who am I kidding, the time off is pretty great. I’m thankful for this great perk that comes with all of those other things.