I'm linking up with Jen at The Teachers' Cauldron for a New Year's Resolution linky par-tay!
I love linky parties! It's always so fun to meet new bloggers and learn new stuff about my faves. And that it's during break when I actually have time to read and respond--even better!
I was writing this post in my head while showering this morning and realized that I have had the same resolution since I was in the fifth grade. I can remember doing a writing assignment on it and the sweet comment that my teacher wrote on my paper. I have been resolving to lose weight for that long in my life. She wrote on my paper that I was one of God's beloved children and that she knew someone as smart, sweet, and amazing as I was could do ANYTHING (in all caps!!). I still cry (am as I write this) as I think about her. I think I decided in that moment to be a teacher. But still all these years later, I have not managed to accomplish this goal. And I feel anything but amazing.
So I'm going to try a new approach this year. I call it the plan of attack. I know that in my teaching career before I do anything I plan, plan, plan and what do we do for each child's progress?? Track, track, track, document, document, document... I went back to SparkPeople today. I hadn't blogged there since 2009!! If you aren't familiar, it is a website (and now app) that is completely FREE and allows you to set goals, track your food and fitness, and has a very supportive community of teams, bloggers, and message boards. I reset all my goals, blogged, and am going to start a SparkTeam for primary teachers with a friend of mine. I'll post the link as soon as we come up with a name. We bloggers know how hard coming up with a name is! Any ideas?
Here's their link if you want to check them out:
|You know I'm all about the **spark**le haha!|
Here's my page there:
This one is simple. Blog more! I actually do have some good ideas, I swear! I feel like a frogger. Fraud Blogger. Haha! Just kidding, mostly. I'm missing out on some great things here. You all talk of the amazing friendships that you've made from your blog and I'm jealous. I haven't experienced that yet but it's my fault. You have to be a friend to get a friend and to post and put yourself out there to make those relationships. My goal for tonight is to visit, comment, and follow everyone in this linky. :-)
Plus I want to learn about creating. I made my own media buttons yesterday and put them over there on the sidebar ----> I was so proud of myself but was shaking in my shoes when it came time to move my design around and hit apply to blog. I was afraid I'd mess something up. Life's too short to be afraid of change or taking chances! Attack!
Go link up!
Much love and cyberhugs,