Happy Holidays! I hope your Christmas was spectacular and you were able to spend it with people you love. At the very least, I hope you were able to get some rest and enjoy one of my most favorite times … Continue reading
I’ll confess my ABC’s
A- Age: 33
B- Biggest Fear: spiders, but it’s morphing to include cockroaches. Thanks, Florida.
C- Current Time: 5:35am
D- Drink you last had: coffee
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: my mom
F- Favorite Song: (right now) Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
G- Grossest Memory: After partying with my friends, I came back to my dorm with my boyfriend. I was in baaaad shape and convinced myself that I should throw up. But I couldn’t make myself get sick. My roommate came into the bathroom and tried to help me think of gross things. The trigger pulled was when she said, “a pile of old hotdogs covered in flies.”
H- Hometown: Grand Ledge, MI
I- In love with: my husband
J- Jealous Of: people with no student loan debt
K- Killed Someone? Only in WWE trivia
L- Longest Relationship: I just celebrated 5 years of marriage with my husband, but 7 years total.
M- Middle Name: Rose
N- Number of Siblings: 2 sisters
O- One Wish: more time: with people, personal time, time in one day, to read, to get my assignments done. Just more time
P- Person who you last called: my mom to see what time she wanted to go shopping today.
Q- Question you’re always asked: “How do you handle teaching high schoolers?” In words of Lady Gaga, “Baby I was born this way.”
R- Reason to smile: Today is a new day
S- Song you last sang: Totally random, but “My Boyfriend’s Back”
T- Time you woke up: My dog had a loud dream around 4:45 this morning.
U- Usual breakfast: banana and protein shake
V- Vacation Destination: I’m going to be hitting up Ohio twice this summer: Columbus (WWE Money in the Bank) and Cincinnati (MLB All Star Weekend)
W- Worst Habit: Self doubt
X- Xrays you’ve had: My right elbow when I dislocated it at age 5. And teeth at the dentist.
Y- Your favorite food: really flavorful strawberries and blueberries
Z- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Question of the Day: Choose a few of the topics and do your own ABC Confession!
In less than 24 hours, the majority of teachers across the country will be heading back to work, like most who have been on vacation, including our students, with a sigh and weighted-feet. I love my job, don’t get me wrong, but who doesn’t love the freedom that time off from work provides? Right now, I am 67/33 about going back. I thrive on routine, I am energized by my career, and tomorrow doesn’t seem so bad. Talk to me right after my alarm clock goes off and it might be a different story.
These past two weeks have been rejuvenating, rewarding, and have provided me ample reminders about gratitude and what is truly important in life: family and love.
I’ve also had a great sense of accomplishment with the time off. I’ve been able to check off many tasks on my To-Do/Want-To-Get-Done-Someday list.
What I’ve Accomplished Over the Holiday Break
- Take inventory of what is truly important to me and purge what has been taking up far too much space in my world.
- Mentally and physically recuperate with my husband.
- Celebrate Christmas.
- Organize my workspace.
- Organize myself and my goals both personally and professionally.
Rip offPay homage to a brilliant woman and her clever podcast.
- Read four books:
- Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
- Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
- Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
- Started reading a fifth book:
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Completed listening to the Serial podcast
- Watched some movies:
- “The Hobbit”
- “Into the Woods”