04 June 2014

currently: june

Apparently I only post on this bad boy when there is a link party... and guess who is one of my absolute favorites?! (I'll give you a clue: she lives very close to me and her name starts with an 'F' and ends with an 'arley')

I am home early today for some crazy reason, and my little house is so peaceful and quiet. Somedays being at home by myself is eerie (or gives me a nasty case of baby fever... yikes!) but today it just feels lovely.

After a year of stress and putting my health on the back burner, I have started really trying to be conscious about putting my best foot forward. At this point that only means incline walking on the treadmill a few times a week, making sure I get my daily 10,000 steps, making an effort to get at least seven hours of sleep, and at least thinking before I jam a cupcake into my mouth. I have lost a couple pounds, and more importantly, my clothes are actually starting to fit better. I'm happy to see some progress and even more excited to see what a summer of focused effort can do for me.

I am the most rookie of all teachers. Ridiculous, I tell ya. I scheduled a parent end-of-year, open house type dealio tomorrow. Tomorrow, as in our last day of school, tomorrow. What the h-e-doublehockeysticks was I thinking?! I am excited to be able to give my kiddos' parents ideas about what we've been doing and how they can do the same at home over the summer, but... That means I have been scrambling today to put together brunch food, make my semi-deconstructed classroom (remind me to tell you about how someone already snagged the teacher desk out of my room) look presentable. #firstyearteacher

YES. My new room. I don't want to spend a lot of time discussing that now, but let's just say that I am jazzed about next year. It is going to be so wonderful for my marriage, my career, my sanity...

I needNEEDNEED SUMMER. It is so close that I can taste it. I like new things, and summer has always been the start of something new for me. It's the perfect way to recharge, refresh, and rethink. Teaching is the bomb. I hope I never stop working a job where I can take the summers off.

More about prepping for next year later... Seriously, check back in the next week or two, and I will probably have a novel posted about the changes happening in my little life. Relaxing is key (see above!), and I hope to do so with lots of my sweet friends who kind of got the short end of the stick during my culminating year of chaos.  Last, I plan to really go through my clothes. I need to be honest about the things that do not and will not fit me, and then figure out the things that I really need to be able to squeeze my hiney into next year. Hoping for the best!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, us teachers. We become different people in the summer. What would we do if we did not have this season of the 3 Rs... my 3 Rs are different from yours, btw :) Nice to "meet" you... Currently is so good for that. Hope your parent event goes well. I'll check you out later for pics of your new room. Happy summer. Kathleen at Kidpeople Classroom

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