So I did write a post in there a little while back, which was awesome, but it got erased by stupid wordpress like 3 times and I quit. Oh well. I can assure you it was full of stimulating anecdotes and hilarious quips and you will believe me, right?
I have been revisiting my “Journeys in Awesomeness” page lately to kind of review where I have been and where I am going. I know I have been talking a lot about this weight goal lately, which has been elusive and annoying. It’s a weird time of year here in our household, the time of year where we all hold our breath and wait for snow (which a good portion of our livelihood depends upon and which it’s doing right now) and we go to a lot of meetings about a lot of things we are supposed to be concerned about, whether or not we are actually concerned about them—like parent/teacher conferences, yes; benefits plan informational sessions, no.
Without any looming goals (save the annoying weight loss goal), I have been more focused on work. One of my goals was to “never quit on a student”, which is a vague and ambiguous goal, to say the least. I would never accept that kind of answer from my students in their own goal setting exercises, so I feel hard pressed to accept that kind of answer from myself. Additionally, I had an incident last week which made me realize that there are times when you have to walk away from a situation, even if it looks like I am “quitting” on a student. No situation is worth sacrificing the greater good, and trying to make one student learn in my GED class was interrupting the learning process for a lot of other students in the class. Additionally, I realized that I shouldn’t take verbal harassment from anyone, least of all in my own classroom. When the student finally walked out of my class last week, Kenny Rogers popped into my head, singing “You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em…” and I realized that while my goal was good-hearted in nature, it was foolish.
So, I am taking that goal off the list for now, but I have actually been working on some of the others- I actually went one whole day without swearing this week! And I am adding one more, so I stop walking around like a girl who lost her puppy (which I did, and it is still really sad!) and get motivated to get my butt working out. My workout regimen has been…hmm…lackluster to say the least. BUT, I think it would be good to throw a half marathon goal into my upcoming schedule. Because I need to so that I get my muffin top under control and onto a treadmill…or on a bike…or anything.
I would love to know what some of your upcoming goals are–hearing other people’s ideas always motivates me! Even if your goal is simply to survive Christmas with your relatives, send it my way!