My summer unpaid-voluntary-leave-of-absence is coming to an end. (Saying "vacation" would make it sound like I got paid, doesn't it?) I can't believe classes start tomorrow. I spent this weekend in coffee houses prepping my courses, but I'm still not emotionally prepared for summer to be over. What did I do with my summer?:
- Visited a handful of museums in Balboa Park.
- Went on one trip, a very nice visit to old haunts in Arizona.
- Read 15 books.
- Spent a lot of time in meetings with architects designing a new science building for the college.
- Steadily worked on curriculum for the upcoming academic year.
- Wrote many letters to state legislators about the budget situation.
- Visited a Congressional office to discuss NASA and NSF funding and relationship to education.
- Became a tourist attraction for the evening that I performed the planetarium shows at the R.H. Fleet Center in Balboa Park.
- Fan-girled all over Comic-Con.
- Saw a musical.
- Discovered new beaches.
- Ate at many new restaurants.
- Finally found chocolate cream pie.
- Hosted Greg's folks for a weekend.
- Participated in Laurie Halse Andersen's "Write For Fifteen Minutes A Day"-challenge.
I make this list because I always feel like I don't accomplish enough over the summer. Looking at this list, there are glaring absences, goals that just didn't get done. Hopefully, I won't wait til next summer!