Self-Inflicted Routine

My summer officially started today.

No longer tethered to school via remediating juniors, my Google calendar for the week has exactly four events on it. Nothing else. Wide open spaces of time that, if I don’t structure, will turn into watching an entire season of a television show in 18 straight hours or endless hours of mind-numbing Internet surfing.

Tomorrow I will spend some time making to-do lists for the month, cleaning up the mess from Relay for Life (bags still all over my apartment), and generally puttering around with no real objective to accomplish. But Wednesday, I must get crackin’.

My first year back to full-time teaching was rough. Very rough. And I don’t want a repeat of that. So I’m taking some advice from the Doctrine and Covenants:

Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God. (–Doctrine and Covenants 88:119)

Sure, this scripture is really talking about temples, but I think it applies to homes just as well.

And I’ll get right on that.

By Wednesday.

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