Well, the new year is upon us and I am still in awe that it is January. Last year was a busy and jam-packed year. I graduated from my teaching program, got offered my first teaching job, started a 3-year STEM teacher training program, enrolled in a Masters of Education program, and enjoyed the first half of my first year of teaching. I’m hoping that 2015 is just as memorable. To start the year, I decided to link up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade for Currently!
Listening: One great thing about Winter break is that I get to snuggle with my two pitty puppies. They fully take advantage of me being home and cuddle whenever possible. Puppy snuggles are the best and often prevent me from being as productive as I intend to be. I think I’ll turn on another movie on Netflix and enjoy the last few days of puppy cuddles.
Loving: For the past three years my husband has been continuing to pursue his PhD at UC Davis, while I return to our mountain home. I am thankful that we can both work towards our own dreams, but being apart during the week is difficult. I jokingly call him my “weekend husband” but I am grateful when I get to see him more than a few days a week. I am thankful that he has been home with me for nearly two weeks! It is quite a treat!
Thinking: I had a to-do list that was quite long. It is still quite long, but eventually it will all get done. Little by little it will all get crossed off that list. Right now, I’m just soaking up the last few days of break.
Wanting: While these past weeks have been a blessing, I would love just one more day. One day to do as a wish, sleep in late, and make the most of my puppy cuddles and my love being home.
Needing: I have so many ideas that just need a bit of inspiration to make them come to fruition.
Yes: This year I fully intend in enjoying each moment. I have so much to be thankful for, and I sometimes forget to enjoy it. I will enjoy the good, the bad, the challenges and remember to embrace the joy in my life. I will enjoy this year and all that it has in store for me.
Maybe: This whole blogging experience is still new to me. I have yet to fully discover a rhythm or theme to my blog posts. I’m thinking that this will be the year that I take the plunge and fully commit to blogging and recording the musings of my teaching experience.
I wish: Last year my husband and I did not travel as much as I had hoped. It was a busy year that quickly got filled up with school functions, volunteer camp obligations, classroom crafts and all the other things that seem to take up my time. Before I knew it, the year was carved out and our travel plans got pushed aside. That is not happening this year. This year, I wish that we will commit to at least one trip and then stick to travel plans! I need an adventure.
Puppy cuddles are the best. Glad you are getting to enjoy them!
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Leslie Ann says
You sound just like me. What I wouldn't give for one more week off and some inspiration. I've been staring at my computer screen waiting for motivation to strike! 🙂 🙂
I hope you get some trips planned… I have found, when I book it, we go. If I wait around, then we wind up not going. I, too, want a little more time home. I am so happy I found your super cute blog! Happy New Year!
Mrs. DeMars says
I am worried that my pups will suffer from separation anxiety when I go back to school next week. I think they need cuddles just as much as I do.
Mrs. DeMars says
I'm still trying to find some motivation! It better kick in soon!
Mrs. DeMars says
I think I'm going to take your advice and actually book travel plans. My husband and I are still looking at open dates (as we both have a few commitments this summer) and something will be booked by the end of this month.
I hope your New Year is starting off just as you had hoped!