Thursday, July 17, 2014

2.17 Bedtime – 10:27pm

Bestest Friend and I are in the middle of a blog project. Each day of the month we will post a picture on a pre-determined theme and write a little something about it. The theme for the seventeenth day of each month is "Bedtime."

I teach a lot of evening classes, so it’s not unusual for me to get home close to eleven at night. On those days, by the time I get home, do the nighttime chores, brush my teeth, and unwind a bit, it’s often after midnight. But on the rare days when I am home in the evenings and there are no classes, events, or other job responsibilities, I like to get to bed early. And I know all you folks with 8-5 jobs are rolling your eyes at me right now, but getting to bed by 10:30 is a luxury for me. Last night, I started the evening routine at a quarter to ten and as I slipped into bed, I was incredibly content.

And when I woke up this morning, almost nine hours later, all I could think about was how much I love the freedom that comes with my summer schedule. When school starts up again and I have to worry about office hours, grading, and everything else that comes with the cult of busy in which we academics surround ourselves, I will know that next summer will bring me glorious days of freedom like this.

To see what Bestest Friend wrote about the theme of the day, check out her blog, Too Legit to Quit.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving summer right now -- can you imagine me, with one leg, on the snow and ice? I still go to bed crazy early, though. I'm weird like that.


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