The End of Summer


Today is my last day of summer vacation. I go back to school tomorrow. We have teacher workdays Thursday and Friday, then the students come back on Monday. Where has my summer gone? It really feels like the school year just ended last week. I always think of summer as being three months off, but we really only got two months off. I am not ready for school to start back. Smart-mouthed kids, lazy students, and early mornings…YUCK!

I’m going to spend my last day of freedom reading. This hasn’t been the best summer; it’s actually been pretty stressful. However, some of my stresses have recently been relieved, and I was just starting to recover and relax some. Now it all comes to an end.

My hope is that this will be a great school year, and that the students that I am dreading dealing with this year won’t be as bad as I expect.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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