Running Mind

My loving daughter woke up at 1:30 and I haven’t been able to go back to sleep! Ugh! My mind has been racing with thoughts at full speed. Lesson plans, yearbook ideas, vacations, Pinterest searches and everything in between! I’m going to be tired in the morning! My poor students…

Magical Summer Nights

I love to lose myself in the nostalgic feelings of a warm summer night. The crickets chirping in the bushes, and the light wind rustling through the leaves  reminds me of a time when I had no cares or responsibilities. When anything was possible and I wrote the rules. Summers were full of endless possibilities and infinite adventures. 

My life may not be as simple now, but summer nights will always be magical for me. It helps that I am a teacher because I have the entire summer off! That is pretty magical! 

Always on my mind

I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but truly, all I can think about right now is getting licenses as a foster family and getting our child placement. I was thinking about how natural it all feels, and I realized that foster/adopting is something that I have always wanted to do. When I was a freshman and sophomore in high school I went down to Mexico and worked in an orphanage for a week. That experience truly changed my view on children, because I saw such a lack loving parents first hand. Ever since then I always knew in my heart I wanted to help kids who were without parents. 

Like I mentioned in a previous post, it almost feels surreal now that I am actually beginning the licensing process, because it always felt like a distant dream. However, my husband is 100% on board and he supports my dream. 

I am feeling incredibly blessed. 

All caught up

FINALLY! After a long , long LONG month, I have been able to catch up on some sleep. Today is the first day in a very long time that I have not felt bone tired. I slept 10 hours last night and 10 before. It feels incredible! 

This last week was very tough on my anxiety. It ran high all week and I think the lack of sleep was part of the problem. Today I didn’t have any signs of anxiety! YAY! 

I feel confident that this week I will be set on a positive path and will be a joy to those around me! Not to mention I won’t be grumpy because I am not exhausted! 

Make a difference 

Do something kind today. Make a co-worker smile. Talk to a lonely student. Make a new friend. You never know how those small actions can turn someone’s heart and give them hope. 

Have a fantastic Thursday!

What is your dream?

We all have dreams and aspirations we strive towards through the course of our lives. What are the teams you are working towards? And if you are not working towards them, what is holding you back?

As I have mentioned before, I have always dreamt of writing a novel or a kids book. I am not currently writing, but I am brainstorming. I think there is a fear of failure that follows me around and keeps me from fulfilling this dream. I need to change this!

Surround yourself with Good

It is difficult to prune relationships. However, it is vital that you surround yourself with people who build you up and push you towards your dreams. It is easy to get stuck with a friend who sucks all your energy and leaves you feeling empty and frustrated. To be our healthiest selves, we must prune away those relationships and allow only positive ones to grow.

This may be difficult, but in the end you will blossom!

Don’t Give Up on Your Dreams!

Never loose focus on the dreams you have for yourself. Keep striving onward towards making your life into all that you want it to be. You may encounter hard times, but don’t give up. Continue to press onward!

**Now I just need to make strides towards making my dream of writing a novel come true!