Other than time or money, what I need more of right now is…
Sleep. (I seem to need over 9 hours each night!)
De-stressing. (Since tomorrow is the first day of my new teaching job, I’m nervous as heck and stressed, even though I am a confident teacher. I woke up from my nap today with a stress dream about tomorrow.)
More fruits and veggies and healthy proteins. (Finances have been super tight the past month, because up until now I was only substitute teaching, and there was a lack of hours around the holidays. As a result, we haven’t been able to buy more healthy options due to cost. Welcome to Alaska in winter!)
What piece of writing are you most proud of from 2013? How does this piece differ from your other pieces?
I haven’t written any poetry whatsoever in the past year, but I did journal more often towards the end of the year, so I am proud of this.
Creativity & Learning; Relationships & Society
Livelihood & Lifestyle; Body & Wellness
Right this moment, I crave…
I crave stability. (I just got a temporary job for this semester teaching, and I want to get a permanent position this fall.)
I crave peace. (Too much familial drama, and financial stress.)
I crave cleanliness. (I am overwhelmed by a messy home.)
I crave too much sugar. (I need to detox. I become too easily addicted to sugar.)
I crave sleep. (I’ve been very tired for the past month.)
As you reflect back on the happenings of 2013, what were your high points and what were your low points? What do you notice as you look back on the year as a whole?
Changes, changes, changes. I fell in love. I became certified as a teacher in Alaska. I left my job in Salem, Oregon teaching to move to Alaska. I became engaged. I didn’t get two teaching jobs I interviewed for, but out of that blossomed a regular building sub position. The third interview was the charm, and I’m starting teaching 8th Grade Language Arts and Science on Monday. More good than bad. Let’s hope that trend continues for 2014!
Encapsulate the year 2013 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word.
Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2014 for you?
New. It was a year of new beginnings in every way.
Abundant. I want to feel life’s abundance. I want my soul to be full to the brim. I want my relationship with my fiance to continue to blossom and grow. I want new friendships to find me. I want our family to grow. I want to be a teacher again next fall.