Well, today is Day One of my nine week long summer vacation. I have mixed feelings about this break. I really love my job, and the prospect of not going to it for nine weeks gives me a bit of anxiety. I like having structure to my weekdays, and having a completely open schedule everyday makes me worried that I won’t make the best use of my time. That’s why I’m working on putting together a plan for my summer. I’ll go into greater detail tomorrow, but it involves several elements: getting organized, catching up on crafting, making my life more green, keeping my mind sharp, and working on preparations for the next school year.
Most of my plans also involve spending as little money as possible. I have to really minimize my extraneous spending this summer, so having a lot of projects planned that don’t involve extra money is good for me. I may be buying a little fabric for some projects, I may buy a few new plants and supplies for my garden, but I want to keep my spending to a minimum. Between groceries, rent, bills and student loan payments, I’m not going to have much in the way of discretionary funds. Still, I’m excited to see what I can get done when I discipline my free time!
What do you do with long stretches of free time? Or what would you do if you suddenly had some?
Don’t Take Your Snake for a Stroll, by Karin Ireland