Closing the tabs.

A student once said to me, when she was feeling overwhelmed and near tears, “Mrs.Y, I have too many tabs open in my brain!”. This is how I’ve been feeling this school year.

Ever since that last bell yesterday, I’ve been giddy like a little girl! You would think that it’s summer break, but it’s only spring break. I’m just so excited to have time to be outside and take deep breaths and feel free even if it is only for ten days and close some tabs!

Finishing my loose ends at school, packing up my backpack and heading home, I felt like a college student at the end of the semester – so glad that I survived. So no work for me for at least eight days. I’m closing most of those open tabs in my brain for this week.

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Buenos dias! Born in Bogota, Colombia, moved to Nashville, TN at 4 years old, learned English in Kinder, live in the Chicago area with husband and our 3 handsome Colombian muchachos and love being an ESL teacher.

17 thoughts on “Closing the tabs.”

  1. Having too many tabs open in the brain is a great way to describe it! I’ve been on Spring Break this week and it has been quite a relief to not have so many open at a time. Enjoy your break!

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  2. You are SO lucky to have the time & space to close those brain tabs! We lost our spring break this year. They took the 5 days off and spread them through the spring semester. I understand why, but a 4 day weekend isn’t the same as a 9 day weekend. Enjoy!


    1. Nooooooo! Oh no. I’m sorry. I understand as well, since my 2 college sons are complaining that with no spring break and extended weekends the assignments seem to be more difficult and there’s nothing to look forward to until May. I’m sorry. Hang in there!


  3. That’s a great way to express the anxiety we all feel when we’re thinking about a million things at once. Close those tabs and enjoy a well-deserved break.

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love this! I also need to close the “tabs” in my brain! I have too many of them open at once. Fortunately, through meditation, I’m able to quiet and quit those tabs. I’m getting better and better at it, but, still, I love the analogy. Smart kid.

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