With the end of each school year, teachers everywhere are faced with important and potentially life-changing decisions such as:
- What will I do this summer?
- Should I take on a summer job
- Should I travel?
- Should I attend a conference (or two, or three)?
- Should I start planning for the next school year?
- Is there really anything wrong with doing absolutely nothing for almost fifty days?
Okay, so I am exaggerating a little bit. We do have the freedom in having such a break to pursue our personal interests or catch up on our Netflix guilty pleasures.
Now, I have just completed my seventh year of teaching. In the past, I have gone to visit family, hung out with friends, enjoyed my favorite summer sports of golf and tennis, and attended grad school. I realized about a year and a half ago that I wanted a little more. I wanted more of a sense of adventure. I wanted to spend my summer break traveling.
This year, I am making that plan a reality.
With friends in a variety of places around this great nation, I booked my airplane tickets, and am excited about the adventures to come. Follow me as I traipse around the country on what I am affectionately calling the “Ms. Willipedia U.S. Tour 2015” through the hashtags #56DayVacay and #WillipediaTravels on Instagram and Twitter. I have challenged myself to post at least one picture daily and to log my longer-form observations and anecdotes here. With only two days left of post-planning (the days after the kids leave that we teachers still have to work), I have been packing my bag in preparation for my first trip destination: Miami!
Stay tuned! This summer is shaping up to be one full of many fantastic adventures.
See you on “the ‘gram” or “the Twitters”!