It’s Okay to Take a Break

It’s been about a month since my last blog post. I’ve become the student teacher in a special needs kindergarten class, and it has consumed pretty much all of my life. I leave the house at 6:45 a.m., and I don’t get home until about 5 p.m. (It’s a +1 school, so student dismissal isn’t until 3:30). Once I’m home, I have to work on my college assignments and lesson planning – so I really don’t get any free time until about 8 p.m. I absolutely love my job, and I am so excited to teach every single morning! However, this requires a lot of energy, and for a while my excitement towards blogging faded.  Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions || January Goals

Hello, my lovely friends! I can’t believe 2017 is already here.. Between school and travel, 2016 zipped by. There were also many rough things that happened over the last year, but they challenged me and helped me grow. Political issues made me want to rip my hair out, but they also helped me determine what my values are. My first semester of my senior year stressed me out so badly, but it helped prepare me to be a special needs teacher more than any previous semester. Let’s hope 2017 will be just as fulfilling!

For today’s post, I want to outline some of my New Years resolutions, as well as post my usual monthly goals. Let’s dive in!  Continue reading

December Bucket List

At the beginning of each month, I write a blog post that outlines all of the goals that I want to accomplish throughout the month. This could be anything from reading 3 books on my Goodreads list, to skydiving! This month will be a little different. Instead of having 5-6 large-ish goals, I will make a checklist with many Christmas related goals. I  might not be able to get all of them done, but I would like to attempt as many as I can. I encourage you to comment some goals to add! Continue reading

November Goals Recap

Whew! What a month! Between my final projects coming to a close at school, to my wisdom teeth complications (I’m getting them all taken out next week), it’s been a whirlwind of a month. A lot of things caught me off guard, but I still managed to meet my goals that I set up a few weeks ago. Let’s take a look at how things went. 🙂

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November Goals

Hello, friends! About this time every year, I start freaking out about how much I have yet to accomplish. The end of the year is in sight, and I go through a mini-existential crisis. This is part of the reason why I started my monthly goal series; at the end of the year, I want to read back through my blog and see that I actually have done things! I’ve gone skydiving,  made international friends, learned quite a bit of German, and so much more. Let’s see what I can get done in November. 🙂 Continue reading