I'm a woman who loves the following: great food, great finds, and great relationships. Discounts are my best friends. I also am a school teacher of a pretty challenging population and a mother to three precocious children.
Discovering the Obvious
Today, I forced my children to do chores. I didn’t have to threaten them, but they did need a little extra motivation from my husband (just a “do what your mom told you to,” nothing more, nothing less).
Back to School
Back to School: Day 1 I started teaching in person yesterday, October 19, 2020. My district decided that certain English learners (those at the beginning levels) and students receiving special education services would start their in-person learning at last month’s board meeting. Before Monday, all kinds of thoughts passed through my mind. I was worried about safety, adolescent management, and keeping them occupied for a continuous 3-hour block. At the same time, my excitement grew as the day approached. I couldn’t wait to see students in person. Looking at black screens all day gets tired, quickly.
New Year New Me: Not Quite
2020 has been a crazy year for the WHOLE entire world, myself included. I know that I am so ready for this year to be over! I’ve seen so many social media posts regarding the new year ranging from: “declare your intentions” to “walk in really slowly and don’t touch anything.” This year I am going to take a distinct approach to the upcoming year. My plan is to just be authentic and confident, as well as to live my life abundantly.
My Wellness Goal
Last year was quite an emotional rollercoaster. This year started off with the same level of intensity. The general uncertainty of political and health related issues made me realize one fundamental fact: I do not control much. However, what I can control is myself, and to a lesser extent, my home environment. Armed with this knowledge, I have resolved to improve myself to the best of my ability. I plan to become more healthy in 2021 than I was in 2020. I am a big fan of setting goals that are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and on a timeline.