Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's Been Awhile...

But, believe it or not, I'm still around :).

School is crazy busy. Kids are crazy busy. Hubby is crazy busy... Well, you get the point!

Yes, I'm still working. This year is fifth grade. I've got a really great group of kids that are super sweet and very eager to learn. Each year brings different personalities and different strengths and struggles, but we figure it out and make great things happen! I've also become a lab visitation classroom for my school district in literacy. Basically, that means other teachers come to my room to observe me teach reading and writing so they might get ideas on how to add, change, or improve their teaching in their own classrooms. It's definitely keeping me busy, but it's been a great learning and reflecting process for me:)

In addition to teaching full-time, I've also become a licensed Zumba instructor. Each week I teach 3 of my own classes at a local dance studio, and I also just started subbing at our local YMCAs. As crazy as it sounds, I'm hoping to add 1 or 2 classes of my own at the Y too! It has totally become a passion of mine, and sharing that love with others who are looking to get or keep themselves healthy has made that passion deeper.

Crafty has been put to the side a bit lately, but I think I'm finally ok with that. I know that I have many things that are important to me, and I just can't beat myself up over not being able to get to all of it. sometimes you just have to let things go. Now, I'm not giving up my scrapping and whatnot, but I've decided to let inspiration be my guide instead of deadlines and submissions. What I once thought was keeping me scrapping, I found out was actually hindering it.

Here's a bit of what we've been up to the past few months...

First day of school

Soccer stars!

Quite the Halloween pair :)

My sweet birthday boy!

Swimming party

Oh, Christmas Tree! The annual trek to find the perfect one :)

Since I am officially on winter break as of today, I type this in my PJs. I think it may finally be time for a shower though-just in time to potentially go get sweaty! I think a Zumba class might be calling my name! Thanks so much for stopping by to see if I'm around. Say hi, leave some love, let me know where you came from so I can do the same! 

Much love to you all,