I deserve a few high fives just for today.
For fun, I made this cake last night and the cake banner this morning!
Dear Jamie, Happy birthday!
My other high five is of utmost important to me. I studied and am continuing to study to get serious about my career, my passion.
Last night I hardly slept. I was restless till 3 A.M. when I decided to wake up and study. Yeah, study.
I broke out some of my teaching stuff too. All of the things I compiled from undergrad and student teaching.
Why? Because I should teach. My job right now is amazing and it makes me want to become a teacher. I knew I wanted to be a teacher but for awhile, I was lost.
Dear Tea, You are so right.I struggled with a crappy job as a preschool assistant and I struggled with an eating disorder. I lost my way.But the best times in my life were spent working with high school students. I want to be in the classroom. I'm outgrowing my position as an instructional aide. I want to make the lesson plans, I want to have the fun. Yep, I call it fun. :)I haven't had the confidence in myself to pass this ONE exam. I've been "studying" or not studying for almost a year. Well, it's just an exam. It's $300, but it's just $300. I can take it again and again.I can teach. I'm good at it because I love it and it shows.
By 4:30 A.M. I was ready to sleep. I woke up at 7:15 then proceeded to make breakfast, pack my lunch, and hit the gym.
Dear Oatmeal Protein Pancakes, You are the best! I missed you.
I redeemed my Living Social deal for Club Fitness Addiction. The gym is small and there was virtually no one, but they did have all the necessary equipment. Including kettlebells. I'm stoked!
I started off with 5 minutes on the stair climber before completing PB Fingers' 30-minute circuit workout.
Dear Julie, This wasn't too bad.
They also have a spin room and a barre studio. Because of our assembly schedule, I had time to go to their booty barre class. And it built on my confidence. Sure, I don't look like supermodel no matter how hard I try. :) But you can throw any workout at me now and I'm not afraid. I do okay.
I had a nice chat with one of my favorite teachers today. I'm trying to build relationships and learn from these veterans.
Sadly, I got some bad/good news today.
Bad: I have to switch to working with a teacher with a bad reputation. She teaches world history, the least favorite subject to teach from my degree.
Good: However, I'm already motivated to make better lesson plans - it'll be for my own portfolio. I'm also glad I can get in there to help the students. It's going to be a wild ride though!
Off to study again! :)