I always have such high expectations of what I can get done during my break from school between trainings, conferences, quick vacations, camping, writing, and gardening. I am reconsidering my to-do list. The list this summer will be shorter. It will include only the most pressing things that need to be done. I am going to be gentle to myself and realize I don't really have three months off like many think. I do have enough days off though to rest, read, relax, reinvent, and retreat. I see my short list starting.