Well, we made it. Just like that the school year ended not with a bang but with silence. Time has warped so bad that it took me three days to notice that it was even summer break. But even as my conscious mind sat unaware or the time, my body clearly understood. The weight that has been released off my chest can be felt throughout my muscles as the tension has slowly given way to relaxation. Even with the summer work, my mind feels free. I’m not sure I could have continued down that path for much longer. The amount of stress that teaching during Covid-19 caused will leave an impression on me for the rest of my life. I can only assume other teachers are feeling the same way.
There is a lot more work to be done. But at this moment, I can’t help but notice the quiet peace of closing my computer and not thinking about tomorrow.