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?
Closing out the Year
It's the last day of school for my students. It's also the last post I'm going to make for the year. I'm closing out the year on two different fronts. From a professional standpoint, I've done a lot of growth. I attended a teaching conference this year. I'm implementing some new policies and procedures. I'm … Continue reading Closing out the Year
I've talked before on how I treat every day at my job as if it were a new day. but I wanted to take today and expound upon that even more. As I am on this journey to be a competent and actually good teacher, I learn a lot about my classroom and even more … Continue reading Giving Chances
Setting Yourself up for Success
You ever have that moment where a lightbulb goes off in your head? Yeah same. I just had this happen last week. So I wanted to share my story. You see, I had set up a tracker for myself. I'm working on being better in multiple areas to improve my health overall. However, the tracker … Continue reading Setting Yourself up for Success
Being a Good Fan
Around the world, fans everywhere are either celebrating or lamenting as the round of 16 starts to be set for the World Cup. In addition, here in the United States, there's also the NFL (football), the NBA (basketball), and the NHL (hockey) currently ongoing with the MLB (baseball) starting soon and MLS (soccer)just ending. I … Continue reading Being a Good Fan
This week in the United States is Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It's a great time to spend with loved ones. One of my favorite traditions is talking about what everyone around the table is thankful for. But even though Thanksgiving may only be one day, you can practice this idea all … Continue reading Practicing Gratefulness
Life is a balance. And lately my life has been so far out of balance that I almost didn't post today. But I'm working on it. See life isn't just one component. It's a stool, and if one of the legs of the stool are shorter or are gone completely, the stool will either wobble … Continue reading Balance
A History of Voting in the United States
It's Election Day here in the United States! It falls on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Well, maybe you've wondered WHY that date. Or maybe you've been curious about who has and how they got the right to vote. Fear not! I have the answers to those questions. Why is Election … Continue reading A History of Voting in the United States
I use an app to meditate called Insight Timer (would absolutely recommend). Recently they had a 10-day course about setting boundaries. I agreed to do it, and it's putting a lot of things into perspective for me. Some of the things I had never even thought of before. So I want to share with you … Continue reading Setting Boundaries