Spring Break · 13 April 2019

Spring break is a great time for those in education to relax, refresh, and recharge. Even if they still go to school every day.

Not everybody goes on fantastic vacations to sit on the beach and soak up the sun during spring break. There are certainly those who do, but there are also those of us who stick around. Certainly to relax and recharge, but also to keep up the skills and fitness of our athletes who are coming into midseason form. It is a fun time to work with those athletes who did not go on vacation and give them some needed one-on-one attention.

Do not get me wrong. I do not begrudge those who go on vacations to the beach or even those who do less exotic things like staycations, where they see the local sites. Nor am I complaining that I am not doing either of those things. After all, the rest of my family is working or at school. And truth be told, I like to work. Being with students and athletes is why I teach and coach. Yes, I enjoy the time I am away from them, but I like teaching and coaching high school kids. I am energized by their youth and enthusiasm.

Which brings me back to relaxing and recharging.

Even though I am off to work every day during spring break, the days are not as long. So I do get a chance to relax and recharge. I get to do projects at home, I get to sleep in a little longer, and I get to do a little more writing. Fun, fun, and more fun. At least for me. I like to stay busy. Being busy is relaxing, refreshing, and recharging. Having fun gives me energy. I am not the Energizer Bunny, but I do like to go, go, go. Partly because that helps me to sleep, sleep, sleep. So I can go, go, go again the next day.

I am all for vacations and staycations and just having fun. I am also for working and playing hard. After all, those are the things that help me sleep well at night. And after a few days of sleeping in a little bit, I am refreshed and recharged. I am ready to go once again. And that is what spring break is all about. It is a time to relax, refresh, and recharge. Whether I am at school each day or not.

© 2019 Michael T. Miyoshi

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