Honey Do List & Team Work

The end of a school year for a teacher invites a certain level of relaxation and time to both reflect on the past year and plan for the next school year. When your kid goes to the school where you teach you have a different perspective of your time during the summer.

Planning a action packed summer seems like the right thing to do in March or April. Looking at road-trips or visiting relatives across the country seems like the only reasonable thing to do with this time. However, there are certain responsibilities that must be taken in to account. Although you may have the time you can only do so much with the time you have.

My wife and I have a few thing that we have been putting off. Now is the only time we (me) have to do these projects. The process is important, and all parties involved must be strict about it’s implementation.

Your job comes in two stages. First; make decisions for both kid summer activities and home projects. Then creating a schedule for both projects. Second; stick to the schedule. This can be the hardest part of the plan. Lucky for me I have a great partner, and she’s a planner.

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Artist and Windmills

There are some of us who take opportunities when they come at us, and then there are those who make their own opportunities. I am in awe of the folks I’ve coined “thought entrepreneurs”, they seem to have a great idea for a project all the time.

Sometimes it’s an idea for a book they want to write, or a recital they need to put on. A project with visual art, music, dance and poetry. The ideas seem endless and some of those ideas are nothing more that tilting at windmills.

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However, there are those rare occasions when the grand idea becomes real, and your are forced to reckon with your own jealousy. After a moment of self reflection, you can only applaud the effort and vision made by those risk takers. True Artist….