Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Restful Summer & New Hope

Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your time off. I definitely know that I have! I decided that I didn't want to teach summer school or summer programs like I have these past four years. Instead, I decided to spend my time babysitting several of the kiddos around my neighborhood. And let me tell you, I am really glad that I decided to do that. I don't have to worry about driving 45 minutes or trying to prepare lessons.

My summer started out with one of my closest friends getting married! It was such a beautiful wedding and I was honored to stand by her side. The wedding was at their ranch home in Clovis. It was all about love, country music, and family. I know that they will have a long and happy life together.

Then, I've just been taking the kiddos to swim practice and doing fun activities during the day. About once a week, I will babysit and infant who is one of the sweetest little boys I have ever babysat! I am definitely enjoying my summer days spending time with these sweet little ones.

During this time, I've really had some time to think and reflect about my career. I am going into my 5th year of teaching. I've taught in 4 different classrooms, in 4 different schools, and 3 different school districts. At first, I didn't enjoy teaching in my current school district due to my 30-45 minute commute each way. But, I am making good money and the school I'm at this year is a little bit closer from the freeway. So, it will save me probably 10 minutes every morning. I am also teaching 2nd grade this yeah, which is my favorite grade to teach. Yes, I have a long commute; but, I am trying to see the more positive side of things. I know that this is where I belong right now. When my boyfriend and I decide to settle down and buy and house and have a family, then I will move to a closer district that is closer to my house.


I have new hope for this school year. I have hope that this will be a great year. Yes, there will be challenges as for there are every year. But, I know that I have not only grown as a teacher, but also into a more mature adult. I am able to stay calm during rough situations and try to solve the problem more effectively. 

So, to all my teacher friends, enjoy the last little bit of summer vacation that we have left. I'll be sharing over the next couple of weeks what I will be doing next year. Until then, I'm going to relax, finalize my plans for next year, and stay positive.

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