Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

I can not believe 2013 is over and that I had to report back to school today.  Luckily the kids do not return until Monday so I have some time to get back into my routine and prepare.  New Year's brings with it all kids of resolutions (my gym was packed today- can't wait until February!) This year I have a couple of resolutions that I hope I can stick with longer than all those newbie gym goers.   I want to share a couple with you.

1. Be more positive- We all know that things do not always go the way we plan or wish. My goal is to accept these with grace and try and find the bright side.  Or in some cases make a bright side if I have to!

2. Be more thoughtful- I want to plan carefully and make sure I am really addressing the standards I need to teach my kids and not focus simply on the textbook I am provided.  Another part of this is being more thoughtful with my words, nonverbal communication, and actions with regards to my students.

3. Being open to God's plan- You may not know this about me but I am 28 and single.  Now in the South this can be considered a tragedy.  I have spent so much time on the wrong guys, talking about the wrong and right guys, and worrying about these guys too.  My prayer is to accept God's plan for my life even when it doesn't look like what I imagined.

4. Enjoy my students- Take the time to listen to them, laugh with them, and let myself be amazed by their little minds.

Maybe some of my resolutions will inspire you.  Or just make you smile.  Good luck to you and your resolutions this year!