What have you learnt so far this summer?

Summer is a time to slow down and look around at what’s going on, both web-wise and in my own life. Reading this great post got me thinking about what I’ve learnt so far this summer.

JUST SAY NO!

This has to be my major accomplishment, after years of organising a village race I have finally admitted that I don’t have time to do it anymore and that someone else must take over, now it’s just a question of finding that person. I didn’t bust into spontaneous flames when I announced my retirement, and I hoping I can keep the momentum going and start saying no to more things that have become a burden – leaving me more time for the fun stuff!

PEOPLE ARE WONDERFUL!

Despite the stress involved in organising the above mentioned race, every year my faith in humankind is restored by an anonymous person who will step up and thank me for asking them to help, or offer more than is expected. I love working with people like this, they make it all worthwhile.

I AM AMBITIOUS!

There I’ve said it, it’s taken me this long to admit to myself – and my boss. I didn’t used to be, at all. It has crept up on me and now I’m bursting with energy, a bit like this;

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not for fame and wealth, obviously or I wouldn’t be a teacher, but to share and learn new things as much as possible.

I CAN BE CREATIVE!

This is very new and exciting because I don’t have a creative bone in my body, but with a bit of holiday downtime I’m learning to use my brain in new ways.

I CAN GET UP AT 7 AT THE WEEKENDS TO GO RUNNING!

Even though I’m usually an early riser, even I didn’t think that I’d be able to pull this one off, and more than once! I’ve also discovered the joy at being able to run every day, Lord knows how I’ll survive when I start back in September!

Even better, the summer isn’t over yet, we’re off on our family hols later today (as soon as I post this and finish packing in fact!) so I can’t wait to see what else I’ll learn this summer.

More importantly, what have YOU learnt so far this summer?

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About fabenglishteacher

I've been teaching English for a few years now and this blog is part of my never-ending quest to make learning English more fun, and easier for my students.
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