I know it’s been almost a year since my last blog post…I’ve thought about blogging so many times, but never sat down to do it. Then the gap between my last post got longer and longer and it became overwhelming to write a post. My year last year was different for me and my way of dealing with all the changes was to pull within myself. I felt that I didn’t have much to share because I wasn’t really teaching in the same manner as the past. I was in a different job, started a home business as a Young Living Distributor and my non-work life was going very well. It was a lot of changes, most for the good, but change isn’t always easy regardless of bad or good.
What I found during that time was that I missed the reflection that blogging brought me, the ability to think about my day in a straightforward manner and to be honest about the changes that I want to make in my classroom and in my lessons. I missed the interactions through Twitter a lot and realized I need to be able to find a balance between work, coaching, essential oils, and my online and personal life. I don’t think I have it all figured out just yet, but I am going to give it a good go this year!
I am about to start my 16th year of teaching and I am returning to the same job as last year as a MS Math Specialist. I will teach one section of 6th grade Math, one section of 8th grade gifted (Geometry), one pull out 6th grade section (my intervention class) and co-teach both a 7th grade and 8th grade math class…basically a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I am excited about doing more teaching and I really had fun co-teaching last year. I am also coaching swimming, which keeps my evenings and weekends busy, but I still love doing it and I am not ready to stop. I am continuing to build my essential oils business, the effect they have had on my life and my health in the last year is amazing and I can’t help but share my love for them. And my personal life is going very well. I am ready to tackle this year, excited to get started and looking forward to growing more as an educator.