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Snow Day
February 9, 2010

The fourth best thing about being a teacher is the rare, random gift of a snow day. That would be fourth on the heels of Summer Vacation, Christmas Break, and Spring Break. It took me 2.5 seconds to run and complete a jump-dive back under the covers when I received the news this morning . . .”School will be closed Tuesday, February 9th due to inclement weather.” Yahoo! A day of total freedom was dumped into my lap and I was a kid again.
Although I didn’t sleep long, I savored the opportunity to hunker back down and pull the covers up to my chin. I lay there enjoying the aroma of coffee wafting back from the kitchen until I had this overwhelming urge to get up and write. I knew what was awaiting me: a freshly brewed pot of coffee, a snowy scene of birds seeking breakfast, and my laptop. I could stay in my jammies and write this morning!

It’s been awhile. Like since August. I had to reset my password and enable my browser cookie (whatever the hell that is) before I could begin. I miss my morning routine of blogging like one would miss a dear, old friend.

I had a plan. Once I returned to work, I’d write every Saturday. Hasn’t happened. My post-cancer-treatment-post-menopausal energy level allows for work, family, friends, and working out. Sadly, writing time lost her place. Today, however, I’m enjoying one of life’s greatest gifts–an sudden, unexpected day of freedom. For me, that equals an opportunity to write.

If you’re not a teacher or someone who otherwise enjoys the benefit of an occasional pearl of freedom, I wish you somehow delight in that total unabashed, kid-like joy that comes with the early morning announcement, “Snow Day!”

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Debi Dixon

Debi Dixon

The Universe is guiding me on an incredible adventure: my Plan B. I write here to share bits of my Odyssey, hopefully to inspire, encourage, or extend the virtual hand of friendship.

When I quit teaching in 2014, I could never have imagined the growth I would experience through travel, writing, reading, therapy, and introspection.

I believe human connection and compassion will go a long way toward our healing, and the best way to connect and feel compassion for one another is through the sharing of our stories.

Thank you for joining me here. I appreciate you and may we grow together.

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“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”
~Joseph Campbell

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