The summer sun has kissed our shoulders and bleached our hair. We have sipped on gin and tonics, laughed with friends and splashed in the waves.
But the playtime is over and the new adventure begins.
School is almost back. A new group of students, new classes, new dynamics.
A new curriculum, texts and innovative ways to engage students in reading and writing And new resolutions to keep writing and reading and researching.
Even when it is crazy busy.
This life, this Ph.D. life, teacher life, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend life is a rollercoaster. So right now I am strapping myself in. I am cleaning and sorting files, setting up work schedules, contemplating workflow and preparing for the daily demands of teaching and writing.
But I am also investing in some time with friends, to top up my emotional bank account, hoping that there will be enough in the tank when the rollercoaster dips and dives.
I am excited about 2018. But only God knows what is in store for you and me.
Let the adventure begin.