Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Enjoying My Spring Break

It's Wednesday and I haven't posted so far this week because...(drum roll!) I'm on Spring Break! While this might not seem huge to any of you, for me it is. I never used to take off at all over my spring term, but just pushed right through to the recital. After several years this started to mean major burn out by the time May rolled around.

So this year for the first time I decided to take a little 'me' time in the form of a week-long spring break! I'm still involved with multiple Holy Week church activities and services and I have a few make-up lessons thrown in here and there, but overall this week is lesson-free and I'm guilty of completely loving it!

I thought about my lack of posting this morning and felt momentarily guilty, but not guilty enough to post anything more than a little explanation. I'm determined to really, truly enjoy this week off!

I'll be back to more regular posting next week. In the meantime, I'd love to hear your thoughts on spring break! Do you routinely take a week off sometime in the spring? If so, have you found it restful, or do you find yourself doing more planning than anything else?! If you'd don't take off, how do you manage to survive until the end of the term?


  1. Hi Sarah,
    I'm a new reader of your blog (also a piano teacher, and also a musician at a Presbyterian church!)This was my first year scheduling an official Spring Break for my studio and it was wonderful! I had my break a few weeks ago and while I didn't go on a trip or anything, it was just so nice to have the time to myself. Plus, looking forward to that week off really sustained me through Jan, Feb and early March! One of the things I did over my break was discover the amazing community of teaching blogs that's out there (yours included!) and put a little more work into my blog:
    I came back to teaching really energized and motivated. I hope you have a wonderful week to yourself!

  2. Thank you for your kind words :) I'm glad you were able to enjoy your week off as well! I'm definitely making this a habit in my studio- it has made a world of difference. I feel refreshed and excited about jumping back into lessons next week!