According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of B-R-E-A-K is “an interruption in continuity.” The definition of B-R-A-K-E is “something used to slow down or stop movement or activity”. We need to remind ourselves that summer break is simply an interruption to the prescribed educational plan set by the government or higher education. It is NOT a brake to slow down or stop movement or activity!!!
Our bodies need an interruption greatly, but they don’t want to completely shut down. We are alive! Shutting down is not living! Our bodies, brains, and souls are hungry for more. What we really need to do over the summer is the complete opposite of braking. We need to accelerate! We need to immerse ourselves into developing who we are. We need to define our purpose and then we need to take steps toward fulfilling that purpose.