Ahhh the summer holidays, how I love them. I don’t have a child of school age yet and Little Man is in a private nursery so it doesn’t close for the holidays. However, I work in a school! I am a School Librarian. I don’t have all the holidays off like other school staff but I am only able to take my annual leave within the school holidays. Confused? Yes, me too.
Anyway, out of the 6 weeks of school holidays, I have 3 off! This pleases me a lot, mainly for the reason that my house is a mess and really needs a good spring clean – I know I am a month behind but the thought is there, honest!
Little Man will be in nursery on some of my days off as I desperately need to get ahead with my blog posts; since blogging has become like a second job now, fitting it into an hour here and there whilst juggling Little Man, work and
the failed attempts of housework has become tough. I will also be doing said spring clean for a couple of days. However for the rest of the time we are taking him out of nursery to allow him a mini summer holiday too.
Except for one day.
I am taking one day for me. One day to do absolutely nothing. I know I am lucky to be able to do this and I thank my lucky stars I can. With my anxiety and my head full of worries, I need this sometimes. I need to just be Rachel rather than wife, mummy, daughter, colleague, friend. Don’t get me wrong I love being every single one of those things but I also quite like being just me a couple of times a year.
So here’s hoping for a day of reading my book, ignoring the housework I haven’t managed to do, a peaceful house and maybe a cheeky trip to Costa.
Does anyone else manage to do this? What do you do to relax and switch off?
Happy summer holidays one and all!