I like to pretend things will be different in the summer. I’ll somehow be more efficient, more relaxed, and generally gain on bettering myself. Current goals include hitting a different type of keys so I’m in better musical shape before teaching wee ones to dance on “ivory” keys and then there’s working some on my handwriting. (I am such a tense hand-writer!) Anyway, if you’re looking for some new-to-you outlets for self-betterment, I saw a handy link for self-education or summer research.
Look for one or two. Let the diversity of options guide a little daydreaming. Add daydreaming to the list as it’s own form of research if you’d like.
It isn’t homework. It isn’t some criticism or failure on your part. It’s all part of the game.
There’s the game of finding focus and the game of personal cultivation. There’s interest play and character development, and, you know, the challenges and quirks of the larger game of life balancing all the relationships with all the opportunities—professional growth included.
Gunna get out and play this summer?
Feel free to share your own summer goals, summer moans, and areas of summer research in the comments below. Set a scene with a little enrichment, especially of the sort that comes free of charge!