The funny thing is, I rarely get holidays, and if I do, I quickly fill them up with productive activities.
Why would one just sit around doing nothing when you can achieve something?
Holidays make me nervous. Copious amount of free time, you’re supposed to sit around and do nothing.
Who can do that? Just relax.
About a month ago, one of my bosses (who knows nothing of this double internet website life I live) asked me when I get holidays. “Never!” I cackled crazily, before explaining my uni is year-round along with various other pursuits. She laughed and asked when do I relax. “Never!” She shook her head and said I seemed the type to not take a break.
So, it was no great surprise than to me that for the past two weeks - I seem to have taken things easy.
- (re)Watched the entire season of Harper’s Island (just before bed, I might add, meaning I couldn’t sleep because I thought John Wakefield was going to burst into my bedroom to kill me)
- (re)Watched Paper Giants
- Slept in
- Read for pleasure (rather than for review purposes or uni)
- Drove my sister to the city 397434 times for various events for her work, so she could drink and not worry about leaving her car there.
- Became captain of my netball team (yes, I play netball. Yes, this is as hilarious as it sounds as I am the most unfit, uncoordinated person around. Yes, I suck and yes last night I threw the ball straight into the opponents hands. I rock.)
- Quit a job
This all may sound like regular holidays to you, but for me it was… unheard of.
The last two weeks were, in Victoria, school holidays which meant most of my work slowed right down as the kids weren’t in school.
Conveniently, we also had a mid-semester break at uni last week.
It was strange, and weird, but nice.
However looking at my growing to-do list I’m kind of regretting it.
(And funny for me to re-read this post where I said I had the two weeks holidays to get on top of everything, and, hilariously enough, for once in my life I did anything but. Hmmm…)
This week: full steam ahead.
Many assignments due, and next week I start two new courses: The Melbourne University single subject and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
I quit the job to aid me in, you know, having time to do all these other activities – time will tell if it was the right decision!
On the plus side, exciting things like my new residency and Bendigo Writers Festival are coming up.
Details for my classes will also be uploaded soon, hopefully by the end of the week.
(On an unrelated note, I think sessional teachers should be paid HEAPS MORE. Do you have any idea how time consuming it is to write lesson plans, source materials, make handouts and slideshows for the class? ZOMG. The amount of time I’ve already spent doing that is insane and class hasn’t even started yet!!)
What have you been up to?