Sunday, June 2, 2013

Wanted: Gumption

Remember those old "School House Rock" segments that used to air between Saturday morning cartoons?
One of my favorites, probably because it was catchy and always got stuck in my head, was "When your get up and go has got up and went..."
I feel that way now.
It's finally the end of the school year; only two inservice days to go! And in that strange paradox that often seems to occur, the year went really slowly until it was suddenly and inexplicably over. Over the last week, I have been scratching my head and wondering where the time went. (Of course, as the mother of a suddenly five-year-old, I find myself doing that more often than not.)
While I have about 90% of my loose ends tied up on the school front, I'm finding that I'm walking in a sea of loose ends when it comes to just about everything else. It's like walking beneath a willow tree and each fluttering, viney branch is one more thing that I should do. But there are so many waving about me that I just don't seem to do anything but walk around in circles.
Or play Candy Crush Saga. So, you know...
What's a girl to do?
I think I need a detox, a chance to get away and rejuvenate my creative mojo. Other than iPhoneography (yay for my new 4s!) on Instagram, I just haven't been too creative lately. I did process (well, re-process) an old image from the archives this morning:
Other than this, though...and some old pics of the little guy...I haven't done anything creative. And quite honestly, I haven't done much by way of the noncreative either!
Boy, my get up and go has really got up and went!!
I think this will even out soon. Two more days of school, and then I'm giving myself the month of June off before I start even thinking about next years lesson planning. Fingers crossed that my creative mojo will return in some way, shape, or form...