Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Life Highlights

Although I've been trying to fight off some anxiety, I've had some great things happening in my life, too.

Friday was my first official teaching observation.  It was non-evaluative, but was designed to offer feedback.  I was super nervous, but was super excited when I saw this sweet note from the lady who evaluated me!

Andrew was away at grad school orientation last week, and flew back Sunday afternoon.  Bud was so excited to meet him at the airport!

I was able to leave school by 4:45 yesterday afternoon, and immediately showered when I got home, started dinner AND laundry...all before Andrew came home!  PLUS, I've now blogged two days in a row--I may be getting the hang of this life thing after all. :)

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Monday, August 25, 2014


How do you deal with anxiety?

My anxiety has gotten a lot worse the past week or so.  I thought I was just anxious because of my first official teachers observation, and because Andrew was away at grad school orientation last week, but this morning was pretty awful for me.

I was just so nervous this morning, and I couldn't pinpoint why.  I just couldn't settle myself down. Thinking back on it now, I was just so worked up because I didn't want to have to go to work so early--I knew I had a bunch to do before and after work, and I didn't want want to be at school forever. :(

I keep telling myself that all is going to be alright.  I've got a week until grad school starts again, so I've got to get myself together before then.  Of course, I'm anxious about how in the world I'm going to balance grad school and church choir and youth and life group and Sunday school all on top of teaching.

My answer?  The thing I need to remind myself of all the time--Jesus.  He's got me.  I know he does.  But, I need some tangible strategies I can help calm myself down.  Thoughts? Suggestions? Help please. :)

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Birthdays and Sleep

I have seriously been missing this blog space of mine.  I am still eating, breathing, and sleeping school.  I'm still loving it, but I'm ready for that "caught up" feeling. I know it will come...but I've got to be patient and stay on top of the game.

This weekend has been a great one for me to get a little relaxation in.  We have split the planning duties among my co-workers, so I actually spend some time doing non-school things this weekend! 

We went to dinner with my mom to celebrate her birthday, and then we went to hang out with some friends to celebrate another birthday.  It was a great weekend!

I can definitely say I'm an adult, now, because I seriously look forward to bed time. haha!  I took a nap yesterday afternoon after church and it was GLORIOUS! Why don't we nap in kindergarten anymore?

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

First Day Jitters

This was supposed to post yesterday morning.  Of course, it didn't...because I saved it as a draft. :(  Anyway, here's how I was feeling the first morning of school!

Today is the first day of school.  I cannot be more excited!

I know I've been fairly quiet around here, but I'm telling you...I'm eating, breathing, sleeping school!  The assistant principal literally had to kick me out of the classroom last night.  (Whoops!)

I'm so excited for this experience, and so grateful for all of YOU who have been supporting me. 

My parents stopped by yesterday to see my room, and I just was so overwhelmed with pride.  I was showing them MY own classroom.  It was really special to share that time with them, and to have mom pray over me and my classroom...and my little caterpillars. :)

 I just know it's going to be a great year.  I may not be back in blog land until next week, but I'd love some good thoughts coming my way!  It's going to be a great year. :)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Photo an Hour

I forgot to take pictures before Saturday, when this prompt was supposed to be posted.  And then, I was going to take the pictures Sunday to share with you on Monday...but alas, I forgot.  So, I set an alarm in my phone for Monday morning, to remind me to take pictures throughout the day. 

Here we go....what my (not-normal-yet) Monday looked like...

 6:30am - Finally awake enough to snap a picture...

7:30 am - At school, having breakfast!!! Monday was the last day of New Teacher Orientation!

 8:30 am - Still in meetings - ALL day orientation!

9:30 am - Potty Break time! Also, the time I realized I didn't put on make up Monday morning.  Lovely...

10:30, 11:30 am - Still in Meetings...I started brainstorming the first day of school, etc.

12:30 - LUNCHTIME!!! Eating lunch in my classroom!

 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm - Still meetings...at least there are snacks and chocolate!

 4:30, 5:30 pm - Working in my classroom!  I've got a longgg way to go!

 5:30, 6:30 pm - Dinner and Target with the Sister!!

7:30 pm - Getting some monogram patterns ready...

8:30, 9:30 pm - Blogging, The Bachelorette watching, and crafting until bed!

What was your day like recently?  I just love these blog posts--let me know if you've shared one recently!


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