Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Life Lately...

The past few days have been dreary and rainy here.  It really does a number on my mood.  I'm really glad the sun is out today - that makes me happy.  Life has continued to fly by as might be assumed by my lack of posting again.  I log-into my blog every single day to read the other blogs I love on the sidebar and think to myself "I really should post something" - but I feel so overwhelmed by all the things to talk about that I really don't know what to post.

I've decided to make myself a "Topics to Blog About" list and hopefully that will help me to just select something off the list and begin writing.  :)

I guess I'll just do a short little bullet list of life lately:

  • I adore my new job, LOVE my students, and have really made some great new friends.  It has been a big change however and there are more days than not that I really feel like a first year teacher again.  I just keep thinking that next year will be so much better because everything won't be new.
  • Along the same lines, I miss my old school so much it hurts sometimes.  I don't miss the crazy policies and long list of responsibilities placed on teachers there (duties, copies, big classes, behavioral issues, etc.), but I miss the people - both faculty and students.  My best friend in the entire world works in that building - we ate lunch together every day because we could, now we have to plan our meals together weeks in advance in order to see eachother.  My administrator at that school is a beloved mentor to me, whom I miss dearly.  An amazing woman with a beautiful heart who is NEVER too busy to put her pen down and look you in the eyes to really listen.  I miss that.  And my kiddos there - I really miss them.  They brought with them some major challenges, but they also really needed the adults at school. I miss the inside jokes with them.  I miss the progress I got to see everyday with them.  I just miss it.
  • The hubs and I have been working hard to make dinner together at home and are really beginning to enjoy it.  We slip up alot sometimes and choose to go out, but we continue to get back on board with eating healthy and saving money.
  • I have started working out with a group of awesome people.  I have always despised running, but as ridiculous as this might sound, I really want to like running.  With that in mind, I am determined to make myself enjoy it.  Currently, I'm tackling some major miles simply with walking - but I'm going to work my way up to running.  This might be interesting.
I think that's about it for today.  I'm off to make a list of things to blog about.  For myself.  And my 2 readers. :)

Happy Tuesday,
Katie