This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is HAPPY. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
The first week of August has come and gone and I can’t decide how I feel about it. As a teacher, flipping the calendar to August brings up several emotions. At first, I experienced dread. The unscheduled fun of the summer is quickly coming to a close. All of the day trips and late nights are winding down. It’s hard to come to grips with the fact that I will soon be back to school and my daily routine will be in place once more.
The next emotion I feel is happiness.
I’m happy for so many reasons, but up toward the top of my list in the beginning of August is the fact that I get the opportunity to spend the summer with my family. So many people envy the work schedule that I have as a teacher. I’m happy that I’ve chosen a career that is not only rewarding, but that allows me to still spend so much time at home. I love spending time with my husband and daughter. Luckily August won’t change the fact that we will get that quality time together–it will just look a little different.
Lastly, I feel anxious.
I’m anxious for new students and a new school year. Meeting new people can be so much fun, but the time leading up to the beginning of the school year always has me a little nervous (in a good way.) This year I have one more thing to be anxious about. My baby is starting pre-school! I can’t believe my little girl is actually old enough to need a backpack and school supplies. Time has truly flown by at a ridiculous speed. It seems like just yesterday that I held my eight pound baby for the first time. Now I’m preparing to release her into a classroom.
Despite the dread and anxiety I am still full of happiness. I choose to be happy when I think about the next couple of weeks, because I am blessed to have a career and lifestyle that still affords me plenty of quality time with those who matter most.
What are you happy about?
The Ameri Brit Mom