Turn off the Chaos


It’s hard to go about this summer in a normal way when so much commotion is going on in the outside world. I was in a bad place mentally about a week ago and couldn’t stop thinking gloom and doom thoughts about the future, especially going back to work in the fall.

This summer has been anything but ordinary.

2/3 of the kids in my household were ready for summer break to be over before it even began. If you know how my kids feel about school, you know this is significant.

The start of summer is usually pure sweetness, and I can breath a huge sigh of relief after the mayhem of the end of the school year.  Summer vacation is well loved and well earned.  The start of school in autumn is far from my mind as July approaches.

Not this year. All I can think about is fall and the thousands of questions I have about the new “public school” normal.

So I turned it all off, ignore.

I feel free.

I am safe in my bubble.

I don’t have to think about school, or strikes, or Coronavirus, or politics.

Not yet.

Maybe never.








Published by Organic Revival

I am a mom of boys, wife, furmom, gardner, walker, runner, teacher, reader, writer and cook. I am 42 years old and live in the beautiful state of Michigan. I love my job as an elementary special education teacher. The most remarkable quality of mine is that I'm a recovering alcoholic.

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