I am working through a lot of personal growth right now. I talked last week about Keep Calm and Carry On and how that was applying to me personally. I'm not saying that every day is perfect. Sometimes it's hard to continue on. Sometimes it's hard to get out of bed. I strive for success. … Continue reading Redefining Success
Keep Calm and Carry On
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
Asking for Help
I don't know about you, but I'm not very good at asking for help. I like to do most things on my own and be independent. It's hard for me to admit that I need help. But I'm trying. I'm working on it. I'm also the kind of person that I ask for help as … Continue reading Asking for Help
Life is starting to get busy. I have something going on every single weekday (and at least one thing most weekends) for the next around eight weeks. It's a lot, and it feels like a lot. I read my post about My Worst Semester the other day. I remember what that felt like, and what … Continue reading Scheduling
I've done a post back in June 2021 about Setting Goals, and I talked about some of the aspects of today's post, but I want to address the idea of SMART goals. SMART Goals are so prevalent in the education world, but they need to be mainstream to everyone else too. They help you to … Continue reading SMART Goals
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
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
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