Day one is in the books of the "spend no extra money" challenge. I got up early, did my meditation, made breakfast, and still managed to walk out the door later than planned and without my lunch. =(
Thankfully my husband (it's still weird to call him that) and I are on different schedules and drive separately, so he was able to grab my lunch and bring it to work for me. Back on track.
We are prepping for MCA testing in the educational world and today was a "go over the basics" sort of day. We talked about the rules and reminded the students that they should do their best, even if they don't feel like trying. Their scores matter and the data is helpful.
Still, I administer tests during 4 of the 5 hours I teach each day this week.
Add in the fact that we are set for freak April blizzard this week...yeah, it's going to be a fun run.
But I stayed on track - I made coffee breakfast at home and coffee at work, I brought my lunch, and I cancelled my Hulu subscription. I would love to cancel Netflix and Amazon, but the reality is that I actually use them for school too much to get rid of them.
Not a horrible start.
I tend to do a lot of reading. Being an English teacher it is one of the hazards of my job. =) I will get sucked into journals and blogs and books and whatever is in front of me.
But I struggle to write. There is so often that I read an article and I think "I can do that" but the reality is that I never do. I never seem to have the confidence to share what I think with those around me. I try to hard and then get deflated when no one responds.
This is an issue because the number one rule to writing (or creating for that matter) is to do it for yourself. If you enjoy what you are creating then it ultimately doesn't matter what others think. At least that's what I tell myself. I think the biggest challenge that I face is that ultimately I want to be a people pleaser and a helper. I want to make people happy and I really want to make a difference in their world. But that really shouldn't be my end.
So my New Year's Resolution (even though I really hate those) is to start creating for myself. For opening myself up to being creative for me. Hopefully, if I am able to stick with it and remain focused, I will gain a certain satisfaction in what I put out there and hone my skills a bit more.
A little about me
I blog for fun, to get my thoughts in order. I am a mom to two frustrating and wonderful kids and one diva dog. My full-time gig is teacher and I do some side hustle with a few DS businesses. I love working with people...but I also value my alone time since in reality I'm a huge introvert.