The extra daylight makes it tough for a girl like me. The sunlight does for my soul what chocolate does for my taste-buds. As temperatures rise and evenings lengthen, I am reminded of how close I am to summer and all of the beautiful things that come with it: shorts, tank tops, the pool, King’s Island, family trips, mornings without an alarm, reading by the pool, and, of course, a nice long break from my classroom.

Unfortunately, I still have a month until I’m even on spring break — and another month and then some before I get to even think about my summer break.

But now I have something else to look forward to! In four months, I will be packing up to go here . . .

to get on one of these . . .

and, for the first time in almost ten years, see some of these . . .

I am ridiculously excited!

Unfortunately, since it is only March and I have lesson plans to do as soon as I finish this post, the pictures will have to suffice until July when I am actually there . . .

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