In March, while I was working way too many hours, facing down the terror of 42 report cards and conferences, I sliced every day. But now, with three weeks of summer drifting away, I haven't written a thing. I don't want my sole accomplishment this summer to be having over 70 boards on my Pintrest.
I realize I make better use of my time with a schedule. I try to put structure into my summer each year by taking on a responsibility outside of the home. Each summer I man the kitchen for our church's Vacation Bible School, I prepare snacks for 200 people each day. The past two years I've tutored a student. This year I took on teaching an English class for Spanish speaking adults one night a week. I continue to order and read a variety of professional and pleasure books. But now I need to schedule time for me-- I need to get back to writing.