Navigating My New World
Right now, as I write this, I’m taking a break from grading papers. I’m so proud of all of my students’ hard work. It’s an unending pile of the masterpieces my students have worked so hard to complete. I must go through each one and with 26-28 students this year, I’m overwhelmed to say the least.
Despite my work, I make sure my boys know they are my priority.
Everything in my life could be on fire and I’d be playing hide-and-seek or reading a book with them. I never want them to think they aren’t wonderful and the reason I try so hard with everything. I wanted to be a mom so bad and I was blessed with two wonderful, loving, amazing boys. It will never get better than that.
I need to make sure I exercise.
I think knowing you need regular exercise is the first step. I think the next one is coming up with a workout plan. With the heat, we’ve all been drinking a ton of water.
I miss my friends.
As soon as this transition is over, I want to relax and hang out more. I miss long fun nights with friends. I miss sharing the details of my life with my friends. Right now, I feel like I’m over scheduling my life.
My parents are so amazing and I want to enjoy all of their attention when I can.
They have such great insights about teaching and raising my boys. Since I’ve started working again, my parents have helped with everything. They’re asleep on the couch keeping me company as I grade these papers.
I’m just trying to balance my world while still being me. I’m always striving to be a better version of me. I think I’m pretty cool.