I just looked at the calendar and figured out how many completely open weeks without work-related events I have this summer.
Four weeks. Just four weeks. When one considers that my work calendar ended on June 9th and doesn't start again until August 8th, four weeks doesn't make sense.
I've done this to myself. I'm going to work today, as I did yesterday and will do through Thursday, because my library is nowhere near August ready. (If it's not done by Thursday, though, it's not getting done until August. I'm putting my foot down!)
I signed up for the three-day iPadPalooza conference, hoping I can get more ideas for iPad use in the library. Then there's the one full day and three half days of district-level workshops (also tech-related), and the half-day presentation I'm co-presenting (which will take a few days to put together prior).
Add that to my to-read pile of Bluebonnet and professional books....and this entire summer is laced with work. Unpaid work, except for the presentation I'm doing.
Yes, I chose to do these things, because I am a lifelong learner. I also love my job.
I do not want my job to become my life, however. That happened before, as a young teacher, and I was burned to a crisp after six years.
I'm going to keep that in mind when I plan next summer. Something's gotta give.