I'm almost positive you've seen the posters. They're usually red and say "Keep Calm and..." (There are so many variations). But do you know the story behind the original? I want to do something a little different today. I'm going to give you the history of this saying and also talk about how I am … Continue reading Keep Calm and Carry On
It's becoming a popular thing to have a word of the year. If you don't know what this is, it's choosing a word to embody and use throughout the year to describe yourself, your goals, and the things you do. I'm not hating on that, and if that's something you're into, then go for it. … Continue reading Determination
A New Year, but How “New” are You?
Happy 2023! I hope you had a good holiday (whatever you celebrate), and your New Year's celebration was everything you wanted! It's that time of year where everyone sets goals for themselves and "resolutions." (I say every year how much I don't like that word). Resolutions are "I resolve to do this," but to me, … Continue reading A New Year, but How “New” are You?
Sorting Out Priorities
I'm almost positive I'm not alone when I say ot feels like there's a lot on my plate. I have a lot that I need to balance and juggle. I also feel that once I let one thing go, my brain tells me I'm a failure and I start dropping other things. So then, when … Continue reading Sorting Out Priorities
First Quarter of Year Three
The quarter ends this week! I'm so excited for Fall Break. As we wrap up the quarter this week, I just wabt to take the time to reflect on what I have learned. First, lesson planning comes easier. I have two years of lesson plans under my belt. Since a lot of my curriculum stays … Continue reading First Quarter of Year Three
September is here! Summer is ending, and autumn is on its way (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere). It's beginning to be my favorite time of year. I love the weather changes, the leaves, and everything that comes with this time of year. And while this time of year is not always conducive for growing … Continue reading Growing
Know Your Limits
I'm back! I took last week off just to get caught up on my own stuff. And actually, that's exactly what I want to write about today. I wrote earlier this year about the Spoon Theory and how you have a limited number of spoons per day. In addition to recognizing that you have limited … Continue reading Know Your Limits
Where are You Going?
It's no secret that everyone has been through hardships in life. Every life has issues and challenges. It's also not much of a secret that this year has been a lot for me. I've had a lot of new challenges I've had to face as a teacher, and I've done a lot of learning, growing, … Continue reading Where are You Going?
I definitely did not mean to miss last week. It was a lot going on. My whole house, including myself, ended up sick in one way or another. So it was a challenging week because of trying to make sure the house stayed clean, on top of teaching and trying to maintain a balance. But … Continue reading Wellness
It's been a busy couple of weeks. So much so that I haven't had time or I've forgotten to write. But I'm back now! And today I want to talk about spoons. Yes you read that correctly. Spoons are important. The Spoon Theory is a pretty common one in the circles of illness and disability. … Continue reading Spoons