spring break is over; get your life together

I am slowly recovering from #SpringBreak.

Before you start imagining poolside romps and tequila-fueled bacchus, my spring break was spent chaperoning a basketball camp for kindergarteners and then chaperoning a college trip for 11th graders with a few days of staring blankly and wondering where my life got off track in between.  It’s an understatement to say that I need a vacation from my vacation.  Yet here I am once again faithfully at my perch trying to keep the man happy enough.

The life of an educator is pretty cyclical and it’s easy to get sucked into a normal routine.  For those of us who have a keep-calm-and-carpe-diem-37job and a career goal that is someone different from that job though, we have to find a way to make time beyond that routine.  I find myself fighting a constant battle of wanting to spend all my time working on social media and writing jokes or sketches and needing to recover from my 9-5.

The more committed I am to my own goals, the more they consume me.  I had a dream the other night about tweets I should send out to promote my shows and projects (seriously, check out my web series!).  I think less and less about needing rest or a real vacation and more and more about how to get to where I need to go.

There are not enough hours in the day to get everything done that needs to happen and also have time for feeling sorry for oneself and wasting excess time.  There are not enough days in the year to wait for someone to have you something that you think you deserve.  And there are not enough years in a lifetime to spend them doing things that keep you unhappy.

I’m pretty ready to carpe this diem.  Who’s with me?

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