Spoiler: if you're tired, it's probably nothing. At least, nothing related to school or teaching.
I know you may be feeling that you need to work this summer — after all, there are summer schools to staff and “learning losses” to recoup — but if you've been living on that edge between sane and insane, moralized and demoralized, confident and crumbling… well, you might need to spend a month or too contemplating your finitude and taking some time away from the work.
But, Dave, there's so much work to do come Fall! I've got so much I need to learn! So many things to prep!
I need to get a jump on Fall!
But do you? Or if you start working on it all this summer will just you end up with tons to do this fall anyways — minus the deep benefit of having had a time of replenishment?
My advice: if you've had a hard year or two, take the summer to do something crazy. Work at Chipotle. Jump into a creek. Do the touristy stuff near you that you've only ever watched tourists do. Read a book each afternoon beneath a tree. Take naps. Make something you found on Pinterest.
Come '21-22, we'll get after it, you and me.
But now? It might be time to bask a bit in our creatureliness and do what will look to our colleagues like a whole lotta nothing.