As I type this, I am sitting on the balcony looking out at the ocean at Topsail Beach. (Thanks, friend, for renting us your home!) It's part of my spring rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation with a group of school librarians.
Last night was a fun, relaxing time of letting our hair down and just catching up with one another, amid crazy professional stuff happening 2 1/2 hours back home. Talk ranged from books we are reading to cool websites to favorite music to family updates.
Today while everyone will take some time to visit the beach, I'll be going full force in getting materials and information ready to post on the NCSLMA website regarding the fall conference. (Of course, blogging at the moment is another ploy in procrastination.)
The rest of our weekend will be spent creating action steps in our advocacy plan, not just for our individual schools, but for our district and for sharing at the state level. But yes, there will be time for good food, more good conversations, a little reading, walks on the beach at dusk, and maybe a glass of wine.
As always, it will leave me utterly exhausted but completely rejuvenated and inspired about my profession and my life in general.