So, the summer vacation season has come. We feel we can do almost anything in this season. Especially as a teacher, being free from daily classes and coaching club activities or any kinds of disappointing troubles is the biggest attraction of it. That’s the beauty of summer vacation. However, without any kinds of plans, we can go nowhere. Therefore, I’d like to list up the thing that I want to achieve in this summer vacation to make the most of it.
To Read 5 English Books
Teachers in Japan is said to be a busiest teachers in Japan (I’m an exception though), so they sometimes doesn’t seem to have enough time to read books in the daily lives. They are simply overworked, and doing too much outputs to me. However, excuses doesn’t create anything. During summer vacation we don’t need to the classes, so less outputs and more inputs we can do. Moreover, I’m an English teacher who wants to publish an English book someday, so I need to input more English. Actually, it was really difficult thing for me to finish reading a whole book even in Japanese until I became a university student and realize how great the reading habit is. After reading difficult and deep 10 books, I came to realize it, so maybe after reading 10 English books, can I be good at reading English books?
Prioritize Actual Experiences
I used to check the smartphone every 30 minutes or less than 30 minutes to check how many like I’ve got so far and messages (50% chances no messages). Checking after coming home, eating with watching video contents, lying on the bed with smartphone and waking up with alarm of it. Then I realized I have been totally manipulated. Then I thought, I wanted to read more and more actual books which has the true value proved by the history (by the way, what YouTube or Instagram content would still be watched in 2200s future world?). I want the real experiences. Not a virtual one. If I wondered what should I do in free time, I would have chosen watching videos on YouTube lying on my bed, but from now, I will rather choose to move and go or travel somewhere I’ve never been to.
Write a Fiction
This is really shameful confession. I’m always feeling and thinking of writing a fiction. However, I haven’t created even one descent chapter. Hmm… Actually, I’m always thinking like I should do this before writing a story, or I can’t find enough time to tackle with a story or like that. I need to be brave enough to write for now. There was an impressive quote from a really famous Japanese musician “There are people who want to do something, but people who become somebody has already begun doing something”. This is it. No excuse anymore.
Anyway, I hope you will have a great summer vacation!
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2 thoughts on “My Summer Vacation Plan”
Checking the smartphone every 30 minutes or less than 30 minutes to check how many likes you’ve got so far and messages (50% chances no messages) seems such a waste of time, you’ll better use to concentrate on being away from this world, being carried away by an author presenting you some story or some beautiful poetry.
It is good you seem to be aware of the social media problem. When you really feel that there is something wrong with your usage of social media, it is a good start, which many youngsters still do not get.
Now in Summertime, not having to go to work, it might be a good moment to take just one hour or two, each day to sit behind the desk, letting words come to create phrases, paragraphs and as such letting chapters come to life.
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Dear Guestspeaker, thank you so much for your comment. Seeing high school students in daily lives, it’s really sad they are spending tons of their precious time on social medias… Anyway, I will definitely sit behind the desk and do the writer’s things. I’d like to share when I finished writing some work here. Thanks again!
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