“Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Today is the first day of my summer vacation. I haven’t had a day like this in over two years. Last year I taught summer school. I decided to work because they were giving a bonus to any who decided to do so, and I knew we were not taking any big trips. I worked. The money was good, but after this school year I knew I was tired. I decided a while back that working this summer was not for me. After an intense school year, I decided that I needed to take some time to relax, recharge, and rest. When I left school yesterday, I felt this huge burden being lifted off my shoulders. I got in my truck and my mind felt at ease. I know I have to return in mid-August, but in the mean time I am going to do some things for me. First few days I am going to just chill, and then I am going to start doing some projects around the house that I am behind on. Most of what I do this summer will be either for me or my family.
With summer break now here, I now have the time to explore my city some more. I went ahead and started early on enjoying my summer last weekend. I took a bike ride down to Freedom Park. I hadn’t been there in a while, and I took advantage of the good weather. There is a spot where a creek runs through the park, and it gives you that feel you are no longer in the city. It’s peaceful and an enjoyable place. I am looking forward to some relaxing times this summer and more adventures outdoors.
Below are some previous posts of my visits to Freedom Park.