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SOL: The Countdown

I’M NOT READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did the summer go so fast?! How did it come to only less than 2 weeks left?!

Usually, I am ready by the end of the summer to go back, but this year, I am not. I am praying that every day takes as long as it possibly can so that we can draw out this week and a half before we have to go back to school.

Although I have already been at school a ton this summer, it was at my leisure and I could come and go as I pleased. But the 28th, we are back for good and the 30th we have kids. And oh my goodness…. I am not ready!


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There are a lot of teachers in the United States already back at school so I shouldn’t be complaining but my gosh, I am!

Fall time brings on so many different things – cold weather (ugh), fall clothes (yes), pumpkins (YES!), fall decorations (YES YES!), crazy schedules (ugh you should see my planner), deadlines (ugh), new classes (good and bad), new everything! And no more summer… no more sun bathing, no more lakes or beaches, no more sleeping in if I feel like it during the week, no more keeping Hailey home randomly from daycare whenever I want and no more tan!

I feel like all of a sudden we are back to school and now its starting to be cold in the morning again and getting dark out earlier. Just too much! Couldn’t the weather just stay the same when school starts? It’s like the countdown to winter has already begun (this is me crying).

If you have the summer ending blues, please comment and tell me about it so we can drown our sorrows together!


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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the Owner of TWL and Co-Owner of a Influencer Facebook Group Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing and selling Zyia Activewear, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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  1. I sympathize with you. When I was still working I always felt summer vacation ended when August 1st rolled around. My mind always drifted back to getting ready for the coming year. How would I set up my room this year? What new things would I try with my students? Will they work? I always wondered where those three months off were. I never had three full months of vacation. Well, I guess it just goes with the job. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Wishing you a great year.

  2. I am feeling the exact same way. teachers in Oregon go back on August 28th and student arrive the Monday after Labor Day. Where did the time go?

    Wishing you a great 2017-18 school year!

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