I realized I haven’t written a blog post in awhile. I’m not sorry at all. I’ve been spending oodles of time with my family and recharging my batteries. School started this week and I am more than ready to give it all I’ve got.
I’m constantly looking for ways that I can improve myself as a person and help others. I spent this summer reading “Girl, Stop Apologizing,” “Significant 72 Unleashing the power of relationships in today’s schools” and “Through the Lens of Serendipity.” The text spoke to me on various levels as a teacher, mom, and wife.
I’m finding there are so many takeaways in each of those books. As my brain processes and blends the information together, I am left with golden nuggets of opportunity, drive, personalized goal setting, and awareness of my needs and the needs others around me. I feel fulfilled after reading them.
Then…it’s time to apply them…this is where I fall short. I am excellent at setting goals and following through with them. It’s when something happens out of my control which puts a wrench in my plans…I literally have to talk myself through this and not beat myself up for being an “in-the-moment-slacker.” I might have just made that phrase up…but seriously, no one tells me I have to apply my learning immediately. I have a yearning inside to be awesome and do awesome things. If I don’t apply it right away, my brain internalizes the action as a let-down. It’s not! Well…that’s what I need to start telling myself.
Is anyone there with me?
I must remind myself:
- It’s ok to take your time.
- It’s ok to slowly build upon ideas.
- It’s ok to abandon ideas.
- I don’t have to apply what I learned immediately.
- Take time to thoughtfully plan, ask why, and reflect….over and over and over again.
Keep your head up and your goals at the forefront. We got this! 💪🏻