Happy New Year

I’m feeling fantastic today!  I spent the final night of 2015 in quiet reflection… looking back at my goals for 2015, and planning what I will do in 2016.  For some, NYE is a party night and that’s ok for them but I believe it should be spent doing what makes you happy. (If partying is your thing, that’s great; it’s just not my style.) I much prefer solitude and being in my home with my thoughts and dreams.  I had a lot of time to reflect and really tease out what is important to me, setting my why and purpose and praying for the grace to be consistent and go after my dreams.  I deserve it and I only have one life to live.


I began my night of reflection with gratitude.  I am truly blessed and am especially grateful for:

  • my family, first and foremost (including my furry girls!)
  • my health
  • my intellect and drive to have a strong worth ethic
  • my home and the comfort it brings me
  • my “summer life” which includes boat life (extending into 3 seasons)
  • nature
  • my talents and hobbies
  • my faith in all that is good and the knowledge that I am responsible for my choices and outcome of my life
  • AdvoCare and the vehicle that offers the ability to change my circumstances
  • a current job that pays me well
  • the hope for an even better future; one in which I don’t dread Monday morning, rather celebrate it

Here’s to not only dreaming but action as well. Let 2016 be my best year yet!!

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Attitude of Gratitude 2015-1

Ahhhhh…. the bell rang at 2:30 and school is out until next year!  I turned off my alarm clock and I have 12 glorious days home for #staycation!  I’m truly grateful for some quiet time to do things that I love.   Tomorrow I’ll be running some errands and getting final prep for Christmas done.  I’m thankful today for my students and the joy that they bring me. They’ve been very good and I love heading into vacation on a high note. We had our little holiday party in our classroom today which was fantastic and we got to enjoy a movie together with the sixth grade team yesterday. Photo Dec 22, 9 36 08 AM Photo Dec 22, 9 35 54 AM Photo Dec 22, 10 49 55 AM I’m so happy that we were included in the field trip because a simple thing like going to a theater is not something that they often get to do.   After school I attended the boys basketball game and then headed home. I’m glad that we have  girls’ and boys’ teams once again as our students need something to get excited about and take pride in. It’s also a good incentive for those kids that typically are in trouble to make some better choices to stay off social suspension.

I’m home now and the girlies are all tucked in. I’ve got the candles lit, the tree on and I’m getting comfortable. As soon as the hubs gets up for work, I’m jumping in my nest with my books an Christmas music.


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