I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, but I’ve never made myself really commit to it before. This year, I took official steps….and while I’m still feeling tremendous anxiety and am nervous I won’t be able to do this for the entire month, I’m going to try.
This morning I woke up to a phone call informing me that my district was going to have a delayed opening. On a normal morning I have a difficult time getting myself out of bed, but for whatever reason, when I actually could sleep later, I am wide awake. Just as I was maybe possibly feeling like my eyelids were getting heavy, the phone rang again- now school was closed. I got up expecting to see much more snow than what was actually on the ground- I definitely think we could have had school, but I’m not the parent of a teen driver or someone who navigates a gigantic bus through narrow borough streets, so I’m glad I don’t have to make that call.
There is something very satisfying about an unexpected day off. When you’re a planner and this day wasn’t in the plans you suddenly find yourself lingering over that cup of coffee, reading just one more chapter, and enjoying the gift of time. It gave me permission to do things that I normally don’t make enough time for- reading, watching more than the first 10 minutes of Good Morning America, and actually cooking a hot breakfast. I know the self-care buzzword is being thrown around a lot, but it just felt really nice to slow down today and destress from an otherwise hectic week. Not the most exciting day, but one that was much appreciated anyway….just hope I remember this feeling when I’m making up for today in June.
I’m not quite sure what exactly to write about each day, or how interesting my slices will be…but here goes nothing.