So the first challenge this time is to find one little word to focus on this year. You can read about this challenge here.
As I think about last year, I found I was always thinking about the next step. This was necessary because last year was full of massive change. I decided in January that I needed to move back to the midwest because my children needed to know their grandparents.
Here’s a few of the things I accomplished last year:
- Prep and sell a house.
- Find a dream job in the midwest.
- Move my whole family to Iowa.
- Buy a new house.
- Get my M Ed.
I found myself busy thinking about what to do next instead enjoying what was happening around me. I am proud of what I accomplished last year, but am sad that I didn’t focus on the ride. So this year my little word is…
I am looking forward to listening to a student explain what happened without thinking about what’s next. I am also looking forward to being “here” with my own kids. I know that they are only this age once. I don’t want to arrive at the end of my career and not enjoyed every minute of it.
So here’s to being in the present.