This picture was taken on one of my long walks near Point Leo in low tide. Point Leo is an ocean beach in Western Port, Victoria. Each year we teachers seem to cross the line at the end of the school year happy with our work to support and encourage students learning but oh so tired for the effort and so it was with me at the end of 2007. After weeks now listening to the waves crash on the shore line I remember what it’s like to sleep 8 hrs at night and read fictional and historical novels once again. I’m currently enjoying two books Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth” and now Bryce Courtenay’s latest “The Persimmon Tree”.
After long walks or runs along the beach I am now ready once again to don the ipod and listen to a podcast from Andy Hargraves. I enjoyed dozing in the sun the other day and began to ponder my time supporting teachers in classrooms in 2008. I feel the energy tank rising once again. It’s important to indulge ourselves in a dream or two and with another week to go I’m starting to write about my dreams and aspirations for the coming year.
Anyway its back to beach tomorrow to listen to a few more waves, take those long walks, finish that book, complete that dream and fill the tank ready for another year. My hope is that we have all taken this time to recharge the batteries ready for another special year shaping the lives of children we will work with in 2008.