Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Currently January 2015 and an Announcement!

What the what!? It's almost 2015. And in all of my laziness and internet binging, I see that Farley has January up early!! Huzzah! I am never early or even close to first the Currently Party!

Here is what I have for the new year:

Listening: Sesame Street may not seem like exciting TV, but since I work on a normal Wednesday, I never get to see it with Dahlia. Loving my snuggle time right now!

Loving: How spacious it feels in my living room sans the tree and other Christmas decorations!

Thinking: I would usually put the boxes in the attic myself, but I am pregnant! That means that I don't have to do anything, right?? 

We will be welcoming another baby girl in May!

Wanting: I know, this one is lame. As soon as January rolls around, I get antsy. I would rather have it all over and done with. Bring on the W-4s! 

Needing: One of the groups that I follow on Facebook had a great post about teacher loan forgiveness. It got me to thinking and now I need to make some follow-up phone calls. 

Yes, Maybe, I Wish: If you want to know more about FOCUS as my yes for the new year, click here
Maybe a vacation is in order, but when the little one gets here, will I want to travel? We will see. I Wish I had a housekeeper. This may be the cleanest my house is until 2019 when the new baby turns 4!

Wishing you and yours the best!

Monday, December 29, 2014

One Word Resolution

Hello There Teacher Friends!

I don't know about you, but in the past, resolutions have been, let's just say, iffy for me. I have had years when I made a super specific resolution and it worked out, and years when it... didn't. I am linking up with Primary Powers to share my one word resolution.

Last year, I did the one little word thing and it was like MAGIC to me. In 2014 my word was BALANCE. I had a few other marginally successful resolutions, but the one thing that I did all year long was bring it all back to my one-little-word.

I wanted to balance my personal and professional lives. Any time I felt compelled to say that nasty three-letter-word, YES,  even when I was unsure if it was good for me to do so, I thought of my one-little-word instead. Trading in "yes" for "balance" was challenging and good for me. In 2014, I stretched myself and was able to shift some monkeys off of my back.

In 2015, I am choosing the word FOCUS. I am talking laser-like Jedi focus. Now, that may be the only Star Wars analogy I have in my pocket, but I think I know what it means.

In everything I do, I want to focus entirely on that endeavor. I want to be in the moment and avoid the pitfalls of squirreling, rabbit-trailing, or any other distraction metaphor there is.

Example: I was just really tempted to Google distraction metaphors. That could have been at least 10 wasted minutes! Family time will mean focusing on family. Email, will a hard one. I can tend to be swallowed up by my inbox at work.

Now, I will focus on reading for pleasure:) After all, it is still break and I need to focus on me. I hope you are doing the same, teacher friends!

All of my best,