Monday, May 17, 2010

Feeling accomplished

Well, 'tis the season for checking things off my to-do list!

It seems nearly impossible that in 2 short weeks I will be done with another school year and getting married!

Last week, I finished my grad classes of the semester with 2 A's. I have very much enjoyed my graduate work, but the timing hasn't exactly been perfect. I have quite a lot on my plate these days, so it has been difficult to devote the attention needed to my classes and homework. I often find myself spending lunch periods or other inconvenient times working on homework or projects - but I can say with certainty that it has been more than worthwhile. I am highly relieved that I have one year down and only one to go until graduation!

Additionally, last week I completed my Professional Development review with my principal. Each year, I have to create a plan for how I will improve my teaching, log weekly how I am working on that goal, keep data on how my goal is improving student achievement, and then put all of this together for an end-of-the-year review which is then submitted. It is quite a bit of busy work, and I am ultra-relieved that it's D.O.N.E.! :)

And probably most exciting of all, the wedding is just 19 short days away and almost everything is done. My best friend Jamie, my mom, and I spent our Friday night watching Girl Meets Gown while folding programs, measuring birdseed for the center pieces, getting other decorations ready, & placing stickers on the wedding favors - I left feeling much better about my to-do list. The RSVP deadline is this Friday, so the end is definitely near! It seems crazy how quickly time has flown. We got engaged 10 months ago tomorrow and it seems like just yesterday.

Everyone keeps telling me to take all of this in - and I am - but a part of me ((a HUGE part of me)) is ready for this phase to be over so I can enjoy being married, get my life back in order, and take a huge breath. of. relief.

More to come soon on my bridal showers, the bachelorette party, and the final days of my school year.

Lots of Love,
Katie :)