“What are you doing this weekend? ACL? UT Game on Saturday night? The lake on Sunday?”
“What you got rolling this weekend?”
“Tickets for the game Saturday night? Any extra ACL bands? What are we doing Monday without school?”
The stress is real when it comes to weekends in this fast paced world. Our students are constantly asked what they are planning to do when there is any free time available. From what I have observed, the question of what your weekend plans are can create a stressful situation. Our students feel the pressure to always be doing something. As you might guess, I believe this translates into the adult world as well.
I consistently hear our staff asking each other the same questions as above. I hear my neighbors talking about weekend plans. We all receive texts dealing with the next big, weekend thing. And like our teenagers, there is pressure to be doing something. Unlike adults, I am always amazed how some of our students will proudly state they are relaxing, taking a break, or not doing a thing but what they want to. With our schedules of being parents, professionals and the desire to make sure we make memories, how often do we proudly state: “I am doing absolutely nothing but relaxing”, “I am hanging with my friends” , or “I think I will spend time with my family”? While we obviously have greater duties and responsibilities, how often do we relax without fear of judgment from our peers?
I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend and finds some time to relax! Remember, your kids are watching……..
Steve Ramsey: WHS Principal Blog
Principal's Weekly Reflections