Besides being New Year's Day, January 1st is also my birthday. There are pros and cons to having your birthday on a holiday. My son told me how cool it is to have your birthday on a holiday because everybody remembers it! I have always said that having my birthday on January 1st means that people are either recovering from New Year's Eve or watching football!
Either way, a birthday is a birthday and New Year's is New Year's and BOTH can mean a fresh start...... So, I thought I would join with Erica's Ed-Ventures with a New Year's resolution post.....
My professional goals are to continue to be the best teacher that I can be; to stay up on the latest educational trends and to make sure that my students receive all that I can give them. I love collaborating with my teaching partners. Tossing ideas back and forth with each other brings me much joy as well as benefiting my students with the best of all of us. I am also hoping to meet in person some of the awesome TPT people I have had the pleasure to meet virtually. I am such a chicken when it comes to traveling, but hopefully I will be able to pull up some "brave" and get to some meet-ups this year!
My health goals are simply to remain healthy. I am blessed with genes that have allowed me to continue to enjoy life and all it has to offer. One area that I am going to try to work on is cutting down on my carbs and increase my fruit and vegetable eating. Sweets have never been my temptation BUT give me popcorn, chips and salsa, crackers and cheese, warm bread....... arggghhhh......... too much! Also.... I need to change the way I drink my liquids. I gave up soda a long time ago and started drinking flavored carbonated water. Then my daughter-in-law told me that the ingredients added to the brand of water I was drinking have been known to be cancerous... sigh...... So.... then I started adding flavoring to my water. Presently I am using Skinny Girl water enhancer because it is sweetened with natural sugar. Of course, this adds calories and sugar to my diet, so that is not a good choice, either..... THEN, today, my brother-in-law gave me a fruit infuser that can be used to flavor my water with natural fruit. My goal is to try to get used to drinking water flavored this way. I know it will be an adjustment because I think the sweetener is what I enjoy the most.... but, I intend to try it and hopefully, THIS will be my drink of choice!
This is the year of ORGANIZATION for me...... Because I have taught for over 25 years, I have accumulated so much stuff; both at school and at home. There is NO NEED for one person to have so much stuff. Clutter is really starting to bother me BIG TIME, so my goal this year is to clean up the clutter in my life!
My financial goals are to continue paying our bills and loans. I would LOVE to be able to pay off some of our large loans, but as long as we can continue to make the monthly payments, I will be content! We re-finished half our house with wood flooring a year ago and I would love to be able to finish the rest of the house.
So.... those are my New Year's resolutions...... I wish all of you a healthy and blessed 2015! Click the image at the beginning of this post to read Erica's New Year's resolutions or to link up yourself!
Until next time!