Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hibernation is Over! Spring Break is Near!

Well, Hello Friends!
I have been off of the map for a while, and I feel like I have a good reason. I decided to take a little hiatus from the blogging world for a while to concentrate a little more on myself and truly trying to find the balance of everything in my life. When I changed the name of my blog, I did not want to stray too far from documenting my experiences in the Education world, but I also wanted to include my personal experiences.

Since you have last heard from me, I have embarked on a road trying to reach my goal of becoming a healthier person. I started putting 100% in the beginning of February. Since then, I have lost 15 pounds and have become a fitness geek. Going to the gym and being outside has now become my hobby, and I cannot eat near as much junk food as I used to. I am nowhere near my goal weight, but I am getting there at a steady pace, and for THAT,  I am proud of myself.

In the classroom, I have grown so much over the past few months. I have found a mentor that I can relate to on many levels that has helped me through a crisis or two [I am sure to most experienced teachers, it wouldn't be considered a crisis]. I am the only subject in the seventh grade whose students have to take an End Of Course exam for Civics. It is a bit stressful, as I am giving my students so many resources and teaching my heart out while ensuring they can answer multi level questions throughout the lesson, but when I review the next day they look at me like I just taught them calculus. I keep telling myself that I can lead all the horses to water, but cannot make them drink it. So frustrating.

I could not return from my hiatus without joining in on Farley's Currently:

Listening: I am taking a break from grading the quizzes that my students are taking today. It is the last thing that I need to catch up on before Spring Break. They got to use their notes today, lucky ducks.

Loving: I am so glad that I have finally found the balance between my career and my personal life. Blogging was such a huge part of my life, and I am so glad I am back into it.

Thinking: My students are taking the EOC. I am trying to use ALL the resources I can possibly find to help them prepare. 

Wanting: Spring Break is here next week! Apparently we are supposed to have another cold snap here in Florida. I hope it doesn't last too long, I would like to get some pool time!

Needing: Grading these quizzes is the last thing I have to do before going on spring break. Gotta get it done!

?????: An Angel Coin that my Grandfather gave me. Do you know what my question is?
Take a wild guess?


It feels so good to be back!

5 comments:

  1. Great job on the working out!! Super impressed...I'm so lazy when it comes to working out...TV is way more interesting ;) Good luck!
    Stephanie
    Tales of Teaching in Heels

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  2. Congratulations on your 15 pounds and taking time for YOU! That is so VERY important! It it a little chilly and rainy here tonight. I'm sure the Spring Breakers don't care and are out and about in it. They couldn't miss the free Luke Bryan concert! We still have another week before we have our Spring Break. I'm soooo ready!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Girl!!! I would do anything for a little Luke Bryan as well! Haha I heard about that free concert. I am sad it wasn't on a weekend night.

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  3. What is your lucky charm?

    Spring break cannot come fast enough for sure. We have had quite a few snow days...but a week off will be nice for sure. Especially since I am spending it on the beach.

    Found your blog through Currently! Would love for you to head over and check out my blog…
    Lindsay
    If You Give a Teacher a Treat

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