Wow, it's been awhile since I last posted!
Honestly, I've been so stressed about testing season, finishing the school year strong, pushing my students to be their best, and keeping my head above water at home, that something had to give. Regular--even semi-regular blog posting--was one.
The school year is over. I have about another week and a half before I start working on my masters. So today, I'm sitting on the deck, reading, writing, and enjoying the sun's rays soaking into my skin.
It's a beautiful day today, as we are between rain storms it would seem. The birds are chirping, the traffic on the highway lulls me to relaxation, and the gentle breeze cools my face as it hits the sweat. Life is great right now.
The end of the school year was tough for me. I really connected with my students and fellow teachers this year, making the "goodbye" even more difficult. However, I'm excited to transition to JCHS this upcoming year and am sure there will be new connections to make. That being said, I sometimes have a difficult time making friends. I have a very type a personality and don't like to waste my time with trivial matters. I'm so happy to have made some friendships that will hopefully continue long after I'm no longer at Hatton.
Family life is great. Gab is a 5th grader now! How'd that happen so fast? She's going into a strong willed young lady and every day she makes me proud. I'm one part of a team that's raising a pretty awesome human being. She's not my baby. She's not the entire focus of my life. However, getting to be her mommy is pretty amazing.
Mitch is great. He's still enjoying the newish job. hes my biggest cheerleader when it comes to school, work, and now my exercising. Though it's fair to say, as with any marriage, we've had our ups and downs; I'm thankful we have continued to work as a team to develop a relationship that will grow old with us.
Finally, me. I'm doing quite well too. I've had a few days to let the stress of the end of the school year wind down. I'm laughing more and crying less. I'm excited at what's in store. I'm anxious/excited to start back to school. Also, I'm beginning to see and feel transformations in my body I wasn't sure I could accomplish at the gym. Nothing earth shattering yet, but in six months I should have some progress to brag about. Life is amazing.
I hope any and all readers are well...if there's anyone reading this anymore. I'm feeling inspired and will hopefully be back to posting on a much more regular basis.