I’m planning a Chicago trip this summer. I’ll likely go the last week of June or Mid-July. I will likely only be there a total of 3 days. One day will be for hanging out with one of my college best friends, one for my friend that student taught in England with me and one for Chicago area tumblr meet-up. I’d like a show of hands for who will be in Chicago around those times and would be interested in meeting up. I’ll be staying with my college buddy who lives near Wrigley Field. Any and all #education people would be welcome. I’ll probably ask JBIZZ or one of my college friends to name a good meet-up place where people can hear each other talk near where my friend lives. Unfortunately, JBizz will be in Europe, so you’ll have to settle for me and whoever else can come.
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Rule number 1: Sleep in, but don’t sleep in until 1 PM.
Rule number 2: Know your personality. Do you like to be around people all the time? Do you like to be alone more often than not? Are you somewhere in the middle? Plan accordingly.
Rule number 3: No matter how tempted, don’t touch anything school-related for the first week. Hide it in the basement, a spare room, or anywhere you won’t be looking at it.
Rule number 4: Go somewhere you’ve never gone before (near or far).
Rule number 5: Do something you’ve never done before but have always wanted to (Hello 30 before 30!)
Rule number 6: Spend some time with people who don’t teach.
Rule number 7: Get a drink (or if you don’t drink, get ice cream) with coworkers that you like.
Rule number 8: Do something all by yourself that makes you happy (go to the beach, go to the movies, run — whatever floats your boat).
Rule number 9: Make a rule about checking work e-mail over the summer and stick to it.
Rule number 10: Take naps when you feel like it.
MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL: Spend time with your family.
My summer is going to be short, since my new school starts in July. Also, with the move I am not sure how much I’ll be able to get to before school starts. However, I’d love to hear what is on your lists!