Here I go...again!
Thursday, June 02, 2016
I'm back after a year away from sparkpeople. Within that year, many things have happened in my life.
The first thing is that I've maintained the same 5-10 pounds the entire year. It is now time for them to leave for good. I'm tired of being tired all the time.
The second thing is I went back to teaching in December. I'm teaching middle/high school emotional support at a specialized private school. It started off on a very rough path. I was assaulted by one of my students on my 2nd day. I had some bruises and a black eye. I know you are probably thinking..."And you went back?" Yes, I went back. I was not going to let her keep me from doing what I love. It was a rough 1st month but we have moved forward and are now at the end of the school year with only 4 days left.
It was hard to leave my previous job because I had formed bonds with all the individuals that I worked with. Each family was understanding and supportive of my decision to go back to teaching.
After much debating with myself, I decided that I needed to focus on myself as summer break approaches. I'm going to do things that I haven't been able to do in years. I'm joining a local pool. I'm going to go swimming as much as I can. Day trips, hiking, picnics, kayaking are all part of my summer plans. In addition to 4-H, 2 sign language classes, 2 two day workshops and a full day conference are part of my summer continuing education plans. My summer is going to be busy but I'm going to enjoy every minute of it as my family is not doing a family vacation this summer. Next summer, we are going to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
A few other changes have happened also...my hair is much longer. I decided to let it grow out. I can now put it in a cute little ponytail. It has been a big change going from a pixie cut to a chin length bob. The ultimate goal is to get it my shoulders again.
Any support will be greatly appreciated. I'm loving the new app with the reminders.