March 2020 President’s Message from Toni Chilton

Toni Chilton, President President's Message



“ IT’s MARCH” and what does that mean “SPRING BREAK”…….What a perfect time for an adventure!

What plans do you have in mind? Will it be a family adventure or an adventure for just you? Or maybe a little bit of both.

I really appreciate those of you who have reached out and shared some of your stories and PLEASE after your adventurous spring break I would love to hear more. With your permission, I would love to share these in my blogs.

I had a micro-adventure not so long ago that allowed me to do an activity I haven’t done in over 13 yrs. IT WAS AWESOME!

Remember when planning an adventure its doesn’t have to be something grand and huge we don’t all have to climb Mnt Everest LOL. Everybody’s choice of adventure is different and can take place outside your own front door. Its the attitude you choose to have each day. In the words of Alistair Humphreys “A micro-adventure” There is the adventure of travel too and spring break is a great time to explore that concept. “Dare to Adventure, where will your next destination take you”

As physical education teachers, we need to have the thrill of adventure in our soul so that it can be shared with our students. Placing the oxygen mask on yourself first so that you can help others. Filling your personal bucket, you know what I mean! It’s not being selfish and you shouldn’t feel guilty. This is the year to invest in yourself.

I am planning to try and spend at least one night under the stars. This may be on the back patio, but hey its a start. If I can encourage a friend or two to join me maybe this can be extended to another night somewhere in the wild (like a friend’s patio LOl). But no seriously may be at a lake. And when I say under the stars I’ll be leaving the tent at home.

“Sometimes all you need is to climb a simple hill, to spend time staring at an empty horizon, to jump into a cold river or sleep under the stars, or perhaps share a whisky at a small country inn in order to remind yourself what matters most to you in life.”

Alastair Humphreys, Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes