I promised myself that I wouldn’t work this weekend (beyond my tutoring hours). That meant no grading, no planning, etc. Anything I needed to get done I would do Friday and Monday. I panicked a bit when my mind/body put up extreme resistance to doing any work on Friday; I almost decided to grade a bit on Saturday or a bit on Sunday to feel better. It would be my decision to do it, then, not a “should”, right? But I ended up staying clear, and as I write this, working on my grading on Monday, I’m glad.
Because I had a fantastic weekend. I got to experience what my life is like without schoolwork. And it was a little odd, let me tell you. For a while, I was quite lost. I caught up on my e-mail and Facebook, I did some reading and writing, some meditation, and then I wasn’t quite sure what I was supposed to be doing. Sometimes I just sat. I went for a walk with Bowser. I did some simple exercises and some Zumba. Went food shopping. Helped Brian with meals. (He’s really the master chef.) We saw three great movies from the “nearly new” $1 shelf: Sherlock Holmes, Contagion, and Crazy, Stupid, Love. All fantastic movies. (What are the odds of that working out?!) It was great. I’ve been trying to “just BE”, and I think taking schoolwork out of the picture was a great help to that. Not doing any housework felt great, too, although I know I’ve got to catch up on that at some point so that I don’t feel like a complete slob. . . 🙂
I’m thankful for a non-busy weekend that refreshed me for the week. And now, back to grading. 🙂