All of a sudden, it’s August! How does summer travel at the speed of light, while winter travels as slow as molasses? I have had a fantastic summer, and I just don’t want it to end. Not because I don’t like my job, but because I LOVE being able to visit family on a whim, take spontaneous trips to spend time with friends, and get up in the morning and have a nice, relaxing cup of coffee. I have such a feeling of freedom in the summer. What other careers have this opportunity? Hardly any, I’d say. This is yet another reason why I am so glad to be back to school as a teacher. There really is a lot of autonomy and freedom in this career.