Being a teacher, I truly value every second of summer. It means more time with my kids and husband, endless beach days, sun-kissed skin, and a break from the grind. It’s October 8th today, and for one month, I’m back in the grind again. The grind of lesson planning, grading papers, taxi-driving my kids to every activity, and preparing for my next release. Where did those long days of summer go? The ones where we woke up late, changed from our pajamas to bathing suits, and back to pajamas again? The days where the smell of sunscreen wafted through the house, where sand was suck in our ears and between our toes, where the biggest decision was what kind of sandwiches should we pack in the cooler? Well, I declare today that I’m taking some of that back. Farewell to those dog days of summer, but today, on October 8th, I’m getting back to doing what I love!