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Shine

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This is my vision board for 2011, featuring my Word of the Year: SHINE.
Here are the areas in my life I hope to work on buffing and polishing to shine over the next 12 months:
1. Career: Improve punctuality; grade papers and assess students fairly, accurately, and timely; plan engaging lessons; spice up homework.
2. Diet: Eat healthier.
3. Exercise: Move more. Get heart really pumpin’ fast 3x per week.
4. Personality: Work on being less sensitive in relationships. Be more mindful of victim mentality and self pity. Go with the flow more. Live in the moment.
5. Family: Be an awesome auntie.
6. Reading: Consume a book a week. Track progress.
7. God: Talk to him more. Seek opportunities to strengthen relationship with Him.

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Umm…

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I recently used the facilities at the local movie theater and was delighted to discover the following pictures on the baby- changing-table-thingy. I’m considering making one my Facebook profile pic. Awesome.

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Yikes

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It’s 5:49 am and I just ate breakfast: A king-sized Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar. NOT one of my proudest moments.

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flat

grading by fire

my 2011 word of the year is SHINE. but today i just feel FLAT. emotionally flat.

i miss my dad. i didn’t want to start a new year without him but here i am.

went back to work today after winter break. yikes. longest. day. ever. it was really great seeing my students and i did feel a lot of pride and happiness flood me when i opened my classroom door but…i don’t know. it was exhausting. and it’s only monday. and nothing about what i’m teaching at this particular moment stirs me in any way. i need to shake things up somehow.

could this be january syndrome? i can’t remember january last year. and i don’t want to remember the january before that, as a first-year teacher. *shudder*

a good friend/coworker of mine started writing on her blog again. that inspired me to write some tonight.

i have a fire blazing and a stack of papers to grade. but i crashed on the couch when i got home tonight and i dont really feel like doing anything but eating a stack of oreos.

and reading on my NOOKcolor. i LOVE my NOOKcolor. such a great Christmas gift. thank you Santa.

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