This summer my family and I have an 18 year-old roommate. An amazing young woman we know from our involvement with student leadership organizations, she had a chance to do an internship at the state capitol for the summer, and took it – with no place to live. Hence – I have an 18 year old roommate.
A few days ago (8 to be precise) she and I were talking about summer plans. I asked her what she wanted to do while she was in town, aside from her internship of course. Then she turned the question on me. But I live here – I thought. There’s no rush. Our conversation continued and I found myself saying, “ Wouldn’t it be cool if I could purposefully exercise every day for an entire month. I would feel so much better.” She looked at me and simply said, “So…why not?”.
I couldn’t come up with a good answer, which is why I was out the door at 5:30 this morning hitting the pavement with my new accountability partner. 8 days in – a few weeks to go. But you know what? I already feel better.
Many of you are jumping into summer breaks – what could you change in one month? Take a few minutes to jot down some thoughts to these questions. When you get back to school in the fall, have your students do the same. Train yourself in the way you train your students – to continually grow, learn, and be better tomorrow than you were yesterday.
· What could you do to be healthier?
· What could you do to be more knowledgeable about things that interest you?
· What could you do to place more value on the things important in your life?
You don’t need a book or a coach to tell you what to do – I’m sure you have something in mind to do. So why not? Thanks Leah.